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WILLIAM L. HARVEY 



CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
Elected: March 2, 1964 

Died: January 11, 1970 

In grateful remembrance of his friendship, his 
devoted and dedicated service to the well being 
of our town, and for his understanding of the 
needs of our community, this tribute is offered 
by the Board of Selectmen in behalf of the 
Citizens of the Town of Chelmsford. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



ELECTED TOWN OFFICIALS 

Moderator 

Daniel J. CoughLin, Jr. 
(Term expires 1972) 

Town Clerk 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Selectmen 

William L. Harvey Term expires 1970 

Howard E. Humphrey Term expires 1971 

Gerald J. Lanman Term expires 1972 

Treasurer and Tax Collector 

Charlotte P. DeWolf 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Assessors 

Claude A. Harvey Term expires 1970 

Warren Wright Term expires 1971 

Charles A. House Term expires 1972 

Tree Warden 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Health 

Oliver A. Reeves Term expires 1970 

Byron D. Roseman Term expires 1 1971 

Edward L. Tyler, Jr Term expires 1972 

School Committee 

Gerald C. Tucke Term expires 1970 

George R. Bixby, Jr Term expires 1971 

William R. Murphy Term expires 1971 

Edward S. Marshall Term expires 1972 

Carol C. Cleven Term expires 1972 

Nashoba Valley Technical Vocational School District 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr Term expires 1970 

George P. Normandin (Resigned 4/22/69) Term expires 1971 



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George J. Odell Term expires 1971 

Joseph A. Patenaude (Appt. 5/20/69) Term expires 1971 

Stratos Dukakis Term expires 1972 

Park Commissioners 

David P. Ramsay Term expires 1970 

Ralph E. House Term expires 1971 

Arthur L. Bennett Term expires 1972 

Cemetery Commissioners 

Ame R. Olsen Term expires 1970 

Frank H. Hardy Term expires 1971 

Arthur J. Colmer Term expires 1972 

Trustees of Public Libraries 

Robert A. Noy Term expires 1970 

Roger P. Welch Term expires 1970 

Eustace B. Fiske Term expires 1971 

Marjorie B. Scoboria Term expires 1971 

Elizabeth A. McCarthy . Term expires 1972 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Term expires 1972 

Sinking Fund Commission 

Joseph B. Greenwood Term expires 1970 

George A. Watson Term expires 1971 

Eustace B. Fiske Term expires 1972 

Planning Board 

Thomas A. St. Germain Term expires 1970 

Thomas A. Ennis Term expires 1971 

Daniel F. Horgan Term expires 1971 

David P. Dutton (Resigned7/3/69) Term expires 1972 

James J. Geis (Appointed 9/8/69) Term expires 1972 

Eugene E. Gilet Term expires 1972 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr Term expires 1973 

Edward A. Bunker Term expires 1974 

Constable 

William E. Spence 
(Term expires 1971) 

Varney Playground Commissioners 

George N. Swallow, III Term expires 1970 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr Term expires 1971 

Harry J. Ayotte Term expires 1972 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



APPOINTED TOWN OFFICIALS 



Town Accountant 

Amiaud R. Blackadar 
(Term expires 1972) 

Board of Selectmen, Administrative Assistant 

Alfred H. Coburn 
(Term expires 1970) 

Assistant Town Clerk 

Mildred C. Kershaw 

Assistant Assessor 

Evelyn M. Philbrook 

Finance Committee 

Gerald R. Wallace Term expires 1970 

Raymond J. Greenwood Term expires 1970 

Richard T. McDermott Term expires 1971 

William W. Edge Term expires 1971 

Bertram T. Needham Term expires 1972 

Edgar P. George Term expires 1972 

Peter J. Curran Term expires 1972 

Superintendent of Streets 

Frederick R. Greenwood 
(Term expires 1970) 

Chief of Police 

Thomas A. Palmer 
(Civil Service) 

Inspector of Animals 

Dr. Martin A. Gruber 
(Term expires 1970) 

Fire Chief 

Frederick H. Reid 



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Registrars of Voters 

Frank E. Delmore, Jr Term expires 1970 

John J. Can* Term expires 1971 

Dorothy G. Borrows Term expires 1972 

Charlotte P. DeWolf Ex-Officio 

Town Counsel 

Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
(Term expires 1970) 

Janitor of Public Buildings 

(Term expires 1970) 
Roland F. Cossette Center Town Hall & Police Station 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Antthony C. Ferreira 
(Civil Service) 

Dog Officer 

Frank J. Wojtas 
(Term expires 1970) 

Slaughtering Inspector 

Hubert R. Scoble 
(Term expires 1970) 

Director of Public Health 

Peter J. Saulis 
(Term expires 1970) 



Muriel M. Heroux 
Julia P. Lent 
Helen Durkin 
Pauline Longchamp 
Ruth Pelletier 



School Nurses 



Maureen J. Perry 

Marion Davis 

Rose Dutney 

Grace Mcintosh 



Mosquito Control Officer 

George E. Stott 
(Term expires 1970) 



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Board of Health Physicians 

Benjamin J. Blechman, M.D. 
(Teirim expires 1970) 
Charles D. Kemos, M.D. 
(Term expires 1970) 

Moth Superintendent 

Myles F. Hogan 
(Term expires 1970) 

Building Inspector 

David P. Dutton (Resigned 7/31/69) 
Peter J. McHugh, Jr. (Appti. effective 8/1/69) 

Wire Inspector 

Harold M. Tucke, Jr. 
(Term expires 1970) 

Gas Inspector 

Neal C. Standey 
(Term expires 1970) 

Plumbing Inspector 

William H. Shedd 
(Civil Service) 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing- Inspector 

Ridhard M. Kelly 
(Civil Service) 

Town Forest Committee 

Robert T. Clough Term expires 1970 

Bruce S. Gullion Term expires 1971 

Martin K. Bovey Term expires 1972 

Cemetery Superintendent 

Archie R. Jordan 

Veterans' Grave Officer 

Archie R. Jordan 
(Term expires 1970) 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Zoning Appeal Board 

Stanley J. Polak Term expires 1970 

Edward F. Murphy (resigned) Term expires 1971 

Charles J. Higgins (Appointed 5/69) Term expires 1971 

Velma Munroe Term expires 1972 

Paul W. O'Neil Term expires 1973 

John B. Hickey Term expires 1974 

Alternates 

Stephen W. Grunewald Term expires 1970 

Carol J. diCiero Term expires 1970 



Veterans' Emergency Committee 



George Archer 
John J. McNulty 
Joseph Sadowski 
James Walker 



(Terms expire 1970) 
Peter J. Saulis 
Donald A. House 
Gerard A. Vayo 



George F. Waite 
Alfred H. Coburw 
Thomas A. Ernniis 
Kenneth A. Cooke 



Robert M. Hood 



Honor Roll Committee 

(Terms expire 1970) 
George R. Dixon 



Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 



Bertram T. Needham 



Civil Defense Committee 

(Terms expire 1970) 
William W. Edge 



Charles S. Koulas 



Veterans' Agent 

Terrence E. O'Rourke 
(Term expires 1970) 

Memorial Day Committee for the year 1969 

(All terms expire 11/1/69) 
Representatives from Post 212: 

Peter J. Saulis — Donald A. House 
Representatives from Post 313: 

Raymond Dozois — Leo Verville 
Representatives from Post 366: 

Timothy F. O'Connor — Thomas Burns 
Representatives from Chelmsford Memorial Post 5990, V.F.W. 
Stephen W. Grunewald — Thomas L. McCormack 



Memorial Day Committee for the year 1970 

(All terms expire 11/1/70) 
Representatives from Post 212: 

Peter J. Saulis — Donald A. House 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Representatives from Post 313: 

Raymond Dozois — Albert E. Corcoran 
Representatives from Post 366: 

Thomas Burns — Timothy F. O'Connor 
Representatives from Chelmsford Memorial Post 5990, V.F.W.: 
Stephen W. Grunewald — John B. Flanraery 

Personnel Board 

S. Anthony diCiero Term expires 1969 

Peter J. McHugh Term expires 1970 

Walter R. Wilkins, Jr Term expires 11/1/70 

Industrial Development Commission 

John R. Munroe Term expires 1970 

Allan D. Davidson Term expires 1970 

James Keskula Term expires 1970 

Albert E. Walker Term expires 1971 

Forrest E. Dupee Term expiries 1971 

Paul A. Desmond Term expires 1972 

Kenneth E. Koch Term expires 1972 

Fence Viewers 

(Terms expire 1970) 

Reginald Furness James E. Scannell 

Weighers of Merchandise 

(Terms expire 1970) 

Thomas Broscombe Charles Card 

Leon Clement Frederick W. Knox, Sr. 

Alfred Ducharme Clifford M. Hoyt 

Joseph Foley Simeon T. Desruisseaux 

George Fournieir Francis J. Sakalinski 

James Robinson Edgar Theriault 

Paul Westwood William J. Gilet 

Ed-ward Whitworth George Noval 

Adam Bernat Manuel Ferreira 

Conservation Commission 

Esther V. Blechman Term expires 1970 

Edwin H. Warren Term expires 1970 

Myles F. Hogan Term expires 1970 

Margaret E. Mills Term expires 1971 



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Kathleen L. Ehlers Term expires 1971 

Franklin J. Campbell Term expires 1972 

Edmund Polubinski Term expires 1972 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 

(All terms expire 1970) 

John J. Griffin S. Robert Monaco Timothy F. O'Connor 

Vincent R. LoCicero Michael J. Devine 

Recreation Commission 

(Terms expire 1970) 

Harry J. Ayotte William A. Dempster, Jr. 

Haworth C. Neild Paul Murphy 

Harold J. Thomas, Jr. Donald J. Claary 

James Gannon Arthur P. Paresky 

Director: Edward Quinn 

Committee to Up-Date Town History 

Charles E. Watt, Sr. Rev. Roland E. Morin 

Julia W. Fogg Jo Ann B. Minlndck (Resigned 12/16/69) 

Florence M. Kelley (Eff. 12/16/69) Frederick Bume 

Ration Board 

William L. Harvey Selectman 

Charles S. Koulas Civil Defense 

Paul MacMillan Welfare Dept. 

Comnlunity Action Advisory Committee 

(Terms expire 1970) 

Helen E. Jewett Gerard A. Vayo 

Rev. Harry A. Foster Thomas F. Markham, Jr. 

H. Francis Wiggin Eleanor M. Jourdain 

Howard E. Humphrey Evelyn McMahon 

Arnaud R. Blackadar Theresa McCaul 

Henry J. Tucker, Jr. Thelma Stallard 

Sewer Advisory Committee 

Edgar P. George, Chairman Matthew J. Doyle 

William L. Harvey Edwin H. Warren 

Oliver A. Reeves Robert A. McKittrick 

Robert D. DiFazio 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 11 

Historical Commission 

William H. Drury Term, expires 1970 

Bradford O. Emerson Term expires 1970 

Robert E. Picken Term expires 1971 

Arnold C. Periham Term expires 1971 

Margaret E. Mills Term expires 1972 

Eliot W. Ramick Term expires 1972 

Robert C. Spaulding Term expires 1972 

School Building Needs Committee 

Non-School Committee Members 

Wesley M. Harper Term expires 1970 

Roy C. Stephenson Term expires 1971 

Philip E. Campbell Term expires 1972 

Edward A. Bunker Term expires 1973 

School Committee Members 

Gerald C. Tucke Term expires 1970 

Edward S. Marshall Term expires 1972 

Cairo! C. Cleven Term expires 1972 

Committee to Study the Advisability of Setting Up 
Memorials for Deceased Town Officials 

Howard E. Humphrey Eugene J. Doody 

Claude A. Harvey Robert C. Spaulding 

Donald J. Butler Orrin Henderson 

Community Center Study Committee 

Gerald; J. Lannan Donald J. Deleppo 

Paul F. Ahem Edward D. Flanagan 

William S. Alcott William J. Hennessy 

Harry Ayotte Rev. Ned C. Watts, Jr. 

Council on Aging 

(Terms expire 1970) 
Edward A. Bunker Lillian E. Gould 

Mary K. McAulrffe Otis W. Gould 

Rev. George S. Hickey (Resigned 11/3/69) 

Committee to Study the Advisability of Establishing a 
Housing Authority to Assist in the Needs of the Elderly 

Edward A. Bunker Robert L. O'Brien 



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John D. Arenstam 
Ruth K. Delaney 
Michael B. Rukin 



Roger W. Boyd 
Richard L. Monahan 



Jane S. McKersie 
Ivan LaGarde 
Gerald R. Wallace 
Eugene E. Gilet 



Revaluation Study Committee 



Robert P. Sullivan 

J. Paul Bienvenue 

Charles A. House 



Labor Relations Advisor 

S. Anthony diCiero 
(Term expires 1970) 



Committee to Study Hydrant Service, 
Maintenance Plans and Programs 



Howard E. Humphrey 
Raymond E. Harmon 
Ivan M. Hunt 



Frederick H. Reid 

M. Wesley Harper 

Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 



Committee to Prepare Plans and Specifications 
for a New Fire Station at West Chelmsford 

Fredrick H. Reid Ralph E. House 

Edward Hoyt Eugene Gilet 

Peter R. Vennard 



Town Celebrations Committee 



Theodore S. Adamczyk 
Eleanor A. Maddox 
Richard O. Lahue, Sr. 



Nelson A. Hebert 
John C. Alden 



Committee to Siudy Advisability of Installing 
Utility Wires Underground 

Thomas A. St. Germain Elmer F. Burns 

Gerald J. Lannian Fredrick H. Reid 

Gary L. Stadtlander 



Solid Waste Disposal Advisory Committee 

Alan G. Lampert James Thompson 



James J. McKeown 
Peter J. Saulis 



Raymond J. Greenwood 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 13 

Northern Middlesex Area Commission and 
Transportation Co-ordinating Committee 

Thomas A. St. Germain (Term expires 3/1970) 

James J. Gels (Alternate Member) (Term expires 3/1970) 

Library Needs Committee 

Dr. Howard K. Moore Elizabeth A. McCarthy- 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Grace W. Fettee 

Lawrie Comeau 

Committee to Study the Advisability of Constructing 
an Addition to the Highway Garage 

Frederick R. Greenwood Ralph E. House 

Gerald R. Wallace Howard J. Hall, Jr. 

Fred W. Johnson 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



The year 1969 was a very busy year flor the Board of Selectmen 
and each member spent many hours, at regular meetings, and special 
conferences to handle the great amount of subjects coming before 
this department. Each member spent much time studying and deli- 
berating in order to arrive at the best decision for the benefit of the 
town and its citizens. There were forty-four evening meetings; all 
open to the public, and four special meetings and numerous con- 
fidences, at which time the business was transacted. 

Visitors, telephone calls and letters and messages Which were 
sent out far exceeded the totals of 1968. The Office of the Adminis- 
trative Assistant attempted to respond to each inquiry and assist each 
person, relating to a vast number of subjects. 

More than one hundred sixty-four licenses, of various types, were 
issued, and the total revenue from license fees and advertising reim- 
bursements was $25,582.15; more than ever collected in any prior year. 
This income revenue far exceeded the amount disbursed for salaries 
and expenses to maintain this department. 

For the first time,, the board subscribed to membership to the 
Massachusetts League of Cities and Towns, in order to obtain all avail- 
able information about state laws which were considered and latetr 
passed during the 1969 session of the state legislature; some of which 
can be of assistance to the town in solving local problems. We hope 
to continue our membership in the future. 

One of the most important developments of the year was the 
final implementation of the Central Square Rotary Traffic Plan Which 
commenced during the early summer. It is now possible to travel 
through Central Square more quickly, and there have been fewer 
delays and the traffic flow appears to be more orderly. We consider 
the project a most worthwhile one, and successful in many ways. 

The work to construct the Summer Street Extension is now well 
underway and we expect that the use of this road will come into 
operation during 1970. This will allow many motorists to circumvent 
Central Square. 

Claims for reimbursement under the Flood Relief Program were 
filed with a state agency. These claims related to the storms of March 
1968, When costs were abnormally high, in order to make needed road 
repairs and aid various townspeople. The final settlement was $4,047.02. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 15 

A comprehensive study is n!ow underway relating to the proposed 
Survey of Brooks and Streams, and what improvements can be made 
to harness large amounts of Water, and carry them to larger tribu- 
taries, without damage to town and private property. The project is 
under the supervision of the state Department of Public Works, 
Division of Waterways, and a Consulting Engineering Firm has been 
engaged to study the needs, and offer expert advice,, with supporting 
data, for work to be done in the future, and the estimated cost of 
same. 

The board has been informed of the plains of the state to> construct a 
traffic corridor between Route 3 and Route 38 and every effort will 
be made by this board to have the highway located where the least 
amount of land damages, to private homeowners, will occur. Reports 
now appear to indicate that, as of this date, no homeowners will be 
adversely affected. 

The need for Labor Negotiations has been an important part of 
the business of this board during 1969. We have engaged the services 
of a Labor Relations Advisor, Mr. S. Anthony diCierO, who has assist- 
ed us in many ways, and we are most grateful for his help. Meetings 
have been conducted with Negotiating Teams for both the Highway 
and Fire Department Employees and we have already reached a final 
agreement, acceptable to all parties,, for the Highway Employees. Ne- 
gotiations are continuing with the Fire Department Employees. 

The Sewer Advisory Committee members and the Selectmen have 
signed a contract during 1969 for Preparation of Working Plans and 
Specifications for Section 1 of the Sewer Project, including the Fil- 
ter Plant in North Chelmsford. Thus the work relating to planning 
stages of this important project is well underway. 

The Selectmen have been gireatly concerned about the need for 
public bus transportation in our town inasmuch as there are residents 
who depend on this service which has been available, in some sections, 
for many years. Twice during 1969 bus service has been terminated 
due to rejection of articles to authorize the board to negotiate with 
the MBTA at Annual Meeting of 1969 and due to lack of quorum at 
a Special Meeting late in the year. Currently inquiries are being made, 
and conferences held,, to see if other privately owned bus companies 
might want to submit proposals, of some type. We are hopeful that 
these meetings will be fruitful. If town meeting action is needed later, 
to obtain funds for a subsidy, and this appears to be quite likely at the 
present time, it is hoped that the voters will attend and support this 
measure, if they are truly interested and feel that this service 
should be available. 



16 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

This year the board members attended the Annual Meeting of 
the Massachusetts Selectmen's Association at Harwich, Mass. and found 
the conference to be most worthwhile and educational in many 
respects. 

Two important new committees were formed during 1969 by the 
Selectmen. As authorized by town meeting vote, the Revaluation 
Study Committee was named and we expect that their final report 
and recommendations will come before the voters soon. Also the 
Committee to Study the Advisability of Establishing a Housing 
Authority to Assist in the Needs of the Elderly was named and they, 
too, will be offering recommendations to the voters on this vital sub- 
ject at the coming Annual Town Meeting. 

Other studies have been underway and they relate to the Advisa- 
bility of Placing Utility Wires Underground and a Hydrant Mainten- 
ance Study. 

The Selectmen have been most pleased that public spirited citi- 
zens of our town continued to work for the second July 4th Celebra- 
tion and Parade, which resulted in a most successful and inspiring 
event, and which brought much enjoyment to our residents. 

Chelmsford continues to grow, as our population and voter re- 
gistration figures have increased again. The town accepted nineteen 
new streets during 1969 and several new business establishments have 
located here; all of which will add substantially to our economy. 

The board at this time would like to place in the official record,, 
of a town report, a reference to the long service of one of our most 
distinguished residents. We feel that special recognition should be 
given to Mr. Arnold C. Perham, who has served in so many capaci- 
ties during his lifetime as a resident of Chelmsford. Much of his work 
and advice was given without compensation and we are grateful for 
his faithful and continued devotion to town responsibilities. His serv- 
ice, in length of time, is almost without equal, and diversity of work 
involved. 

We also take this opportunity to Honor several of our Service- 
men who have died in Vietnam during 1969. They were: 

Private First Class Peter V. Blazonis, 
Private First Class James A. Doughty, 
Captain Kenneth R. Hughes. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 17 

We now express our appreciation to the townspeople who have 
placedl their trust in us to carry on the many duties of this office; to 
our staff of appointed officials, and the many employees of the town, 
who assist us; aid to the other elected officials of our town, and their 
assistants, who so often lend their support and cooperation to meet 
the many requirements and objectives. We feel that Chelmsford is 
a fine community in which to reside, and we fully realize that this 
has been made possible because all of our citizens are working 
together. 

Respectfully yours,, 

WILLIAM L. HARVEY, Chairman 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY, 
GERALD J. LANNAN, 
Board of Selectmen 



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RALPH P. ADAMS 





A 






SELECTMAN 




OF THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 


Elected: 


February 1, 


1926 


Served until: 


Februay 4, 


1929 


Died: 


November 10, 


1969 



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CHARLES EGERTON 

A 
SELECTMAN 
OF THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 

Elected: March 4, 1963 

Served until: March 6, 1966 

Also Served as a Member of the Board of Public Welfare 

and a Member of the Zoning Appeal Board 

and Intermittent Patrolman. 

Died: July 21, 1969 

This page is dedicated in grateful memory of 
their service to our town. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 19 



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JUDGE 

JOHN H. VALENTINE 

Former Representative to the Massachusetts 
House of Representatives 

Former Postmaster of North Chelmsford 

Former Assistant District Attorney 
for Middlesex County 

Former Town Counsel of Town of Chelmsford 

Former Town Moderator for Town of Chelmsford 

Died: November 2, 1969 

This page is dedicated to the Memory of this 
State, County and Town Official. We are indebted 
to him for his many years of public service. 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 

Charlotte P. DeWolf, Town Clerk 



JURORS DRAWN -1969 



No. 

47 January 30, 1969 

43 January 30, 1969 

68 January 30, 1969 

65 . February 27, 1969 

33 February 27, 1969 

61 March 4, 1969 

72 March 17, 1969 

4 March 17, 1969 

20 April 7, 1969 

9 April 7, 1969 

70 April 7, 1969 

21 April 7, 1969 

60 April 7, 1969 

50 April 28, 1969 

66 April 28, 1969 

28 April 28, 1969 

39 June 4, 1969 

79 June 4, 1969 

14 June 4, 1969 

57 July 3, 1969 

67 July 3, 1969 

6 July 3, 1969 

38 July 3, 1969 

55 July 3, 1969 

23 July 18, 1969 

26 July 18, 1969 

59 August 15, 1969 

47 August 15, 1969 

52 August 15, 1969 



No. 

45 August 15, 1969 

68 August 15, 1969 

67 August 15, 1969 

38 August 28, 1969 

13 August 28, 1969 

77 August 28, 1969 

48 September 25, 1969 

35 September 25, 1969 

3 September 25, 1969 

8 October 8, 1969 

30 October 8, 1969 

5 October 8, 1969 

2 October 8, 1969 

15 October 23, 1969 

49 October 23, 1969 

64 October 23, 1969 

72 ' November 10, 1969 

33 November 10, 1969 

40 December 2, 1996 

1 December 2, 1969 

17 December 2, 1969 

43 December 2, 1969 

25 December 2, 1969 

39 December 31, 1969 

65 December 31, 1969 

53 December 31, 1969 

7 December 31, 1969 

61 December 31, 1969 



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JURY LIST- 1968 



1. Abbott, John G., 8 Ranch Road Sales Manager 

2. Adams, Lincoln, 44 Pine Hill Road .... Assembler and Wire Tech. 

3. Anstiss, Raymond L., 28 Miland Avenue . Cert. Public Accountant 

4. Belanger, Armand E., 6 Bishop Street Advertising Artist 

5. Brown, William G., Jr., 11 Gary Road Electrical Engineer 

6. Byrne, Richard J., 26 Sleigh Road Salesman 

7. Carr, Daniel W., 5 Cliff Road Data System Coordinator 

8. Carr, John J., 24 Sunset Avenue Retired 

9. Chadwick, Margaret E., 70 Hornbeam Hill Road Waitress 

10. Chew, Edna, 224 Billerica Road Housewife 

11. Chipman, Eric M., 150 Park Road Assembler 

12. Cochran, Donald V., 8 Craig Road Senior Designer 

13. Codling, Richard B., 4 Santa Fe Road Engineer 

14. CosteOlo, Robert E., 20 Harold Street Deisigner 

15. Davenport, Carlton P., 19 Cambridge Street Engineer 

16. Davis, Frederick, 45 First Street Automotive Mechanic 

17. DeAngelis, Anne L., 15 Maple Avenue .... Supermarket Cashier 

18. Decker, Peter F., 32 Westland Avenue Warehouseman 

19. Dedman, Theresa M., 39 Maple Road .... Assistant Bookkeeper 

20. Denairo, Ronald D., 12 Pine Street Supervisor Elec. Engr. 

21. Dittmer, John W., 14 Bradford Road Asst. Bank Cashier 

22. Duggan, Mary J., 9 Chestnut Avenue Secretary 

23. Fontaine, Robert E., 3 Biscayne Drive Engineer 

24. Forest, Norman H., 25 Garrison Road Cost Accountant 

25. Fox, Margaret C, 142 Boston Road School Dept. Employee 

26. Fuller, Charles G., 13 Parkhurst Road .... Telephone Repairman 

27. Gerhard, Jon, 6 Muriel Road Material Engineer 

28. Hamel, Raymond A., 33 Sylvan Avenue Salesman 

29. Harrington, Louise M., 145 Boston Road . Retail Store Bookkeeper 

30. Hoar, William E., 29 Buckman Drive Brinks Messenger 

31. Hollingworth, Harold E, 73 Bartlett Street Banker 

32. Howard, Donald A., 11 Kristin Drive U.S. Gov't. Employee 

33. Hoyt, Irene M., 17 Rainbow Avenue Housewife 

34. Johnson, Richard E., 10 Longmeadow Road Programmer 

35. Joly, Joseph W., 30 Old Stage Rd. . . . Warehouse Supply Superv. 

36. Keane, Harold A., 13 Kenwood Street . . Electronic Group Leader 

37. Keenan, Leo J., 9 Spaulding Road Technical Director 

38. LaPierre, Conrad J., 18 Aberdeen Road . . Dental Laboratory Opr. 

39. Lawler, Richard L., Jr., 24 Fletcher Street Truck Driver 

40. Leary, Edward J., 171 Dunstable Road . . Electric Co., Linesman 

41. Longfellow, Irene A., 237 Mill Road Stock Clerk Typist 

42. MacGillivray, Eleanor M., 119 Graniteville Road .... Secretary 

43. Mann, Virginia A., 73 Littleton Road Insurance Clerk 

44. Marson, Stanley R., 9 Vincent Street . . Quality Assurance Engr. 



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45. Maruca, James V., 6 Woodhead Road Cost Estimator 

46. McAllister, Doris M., Wilson Street Laboratory Manager 

47. McCarthy, Mary E., 4 Fern Street Housewife 

48. McMullen, Alfred, 32 Dunstable Road . . . Credit Dept. Collector 

49. Mercer, Charles H., 36 Horseshoe Road Electrical Engineer 

50. Mills, Larry D., 8 Cross Street Apprentice Pressman 

51. Monette, Doris M., 80 Carlisle Street Housewife 

52. Moschen, Catherine H., 17 Princess Ave. . . Tel. Co. Serv. Repres. 

53. Moulton, Edward B., 231 Groton Road Toolmaker 

54. Mulvaney James, 19 St. Nicholas Avenue Shop Manager 

55. Noonan, Paul V., 30 Walnut Road Planning Engineer 

56. Penninger, Robert B., 9 Amble Road Electronic Engineer 

57. Perry, William F., 79 High Street Sales Representative 

58. Phair, Irene, 87 North Road Housewife 

59. Pontefract, Robert A., 141 Robin Hill Rd. . . Mechanical Engineer 

60. Powers, Joseph R., 11 Amherst Street . . Accountant and Sec. Off. 

61. Repose, Manuel W., 9 Lynn Avenue . . Finishing Dept. Manager 

62. Reslow, Gunnar, 50 Hall Road Electronic Engineer 

63. Rogers, Helen W., 17 Montview Road Clerk 

64. Scarmeas, Pauline, 30 Harding Street Secretary 

65. Sheehy, John F., 9 Gregory Road Telephone Switchman 

66. Shupe, Robert E., 23 State Street Electrical Engineer 

67. Slavin, John E., 23 Chatham Road Bank Messenger 

68. Sullivan, Arthur F., 58 Bridge St. . . Supply and Equip. Analyst 

69. Tewell, Harold E., 13 Garland Road Quality Cont. Tech. 

70. .Thompson, P. Gardner, 38 Barton Hill Road . . . . Sales Rep. 

71. Tucker, John W., 25 Carriage Drive Salesman 

72. Turner, Thomas D., 14 Winslow Road Engineer 

73. Waldron, William J., 319 Old Wsetford Rd. . . Ins. Agency Super. 

74. Ward, H. Chadbourne, 14 Crosby Lane Retired 

75. White, George E., 11 Juniper Street Cost Estimator 

76. White, M. Angelique, 11 Juniper Street Cafeteria Worker 

77. Wilding, Harry B., 14 Berkeley Drive . . Placement Agency Mgr. 

78. Upton, John F., 8 Stonehill Road Market Adv. Manager 

79. Voss, Robert A., 48 Clarrissa Road . . .' Field Engineer 



LICENSES and VITAL RECORDS 



Sporting 


Dog 


Kennel Marriage Mortgages etc, 


Licenses 


Licenses 


Licenses Intentions Recorded 


1,469 


2,368 


16 286 885 




Births 


Marriages Deaths 




(incomplete) 






604 


319 215 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 23 

NEW JURY LIST 

No. Name Address Occupation 

1. Andrews, Wayne W., 231 Littleton Road Machinist 

2. Arlling, Robert H.» 4 Cenrtiral Square Accountant 

3. Bacon, Barbara E. t 112 Dunstable Road Housewife 

4. Balkum, Antdin'ete, 49 Carlisle Street Quality Cont. Insp. 

5. Baron, Raymond N., 13 Stillwater Drive Chief Engineer 

6. Beauleu, Roland J., 60 Byam Road, .... Calibration Technician 

7. Bishop, Edward A., 22 Brian Road Shipping & Recv. Supt. 

8. Blornberg, Thure W., 5 Ideal Avenue Salesman 

9. Bosselmann, Walter E., 10 Brentwood Rd. Pres. Plumb. & Htg. Co. 

10. Bovill,. Thomas R., 2 Hickory Lane Draftsman 

11. Brady, Raymond P., 2 Biscay ne Drive Engineer 

12. Brissette, Notrmand R v 3 Roosevelt Ave. . Railroad Yard Foreman 

13. Brown, Jr., Walter C, 9 Kenwood Street Machinist 

14. Buckley, John W., 80 Locke Road .... Engineering & Prd. Mgr. 

15. Burleigh, Raymond W., 311 Dunstable Rd Nursing Assistant 

16. Burns, J. Francis, 214 Princeton Street Bus Operator" 

17. Butler, Marjorie,, 11 Douglas Road Secretary 

18. Campbell, Frederick L., 7 Pearson Street ...... Steel Salesman 

19. Carey, Sr., James G., 36 Cambridge Street Sales Engineer 

20. Caron, Robert G., 3 Livery Road Accountant 

21. Carstens, George R., 52 Ansie Road Program Manager 

22. Clement, William P., 99 Dunstable Road Quality Cont. Eng. 

23. Oonnell, Warren H., 9 Rainbow Ave Tel. Office Foreman 

24. Cooley,. Richard J., 4 Muriel Road Membesrhip Director 

25. Costello, Fred W., 30 McFarlin Road Electrical Inspector 

26. Cryan, John P., 47 School Street . . . . Circuits Plating Manager 

27. Daggett, Kathleen K, 13 Chestnut Hill Rd. . Assist. Bank Mortg. Off. 

28. Davenport, Carlton P., 19 Cambridge Street Engineer 

29. Daynard, Richard F., 9 Temi Road Engineer 

30. Decatur, Howard N., 8 Gelding Rd. . . Electrical Operatg. Assist. 

31. Doyle,, Philip G., 10 State Street Mechanical Engin. Tech. 

32. Dureault, Robert L., 64 Parkerville Road Welder 

33. Eaton, William H, 4 Cliff Road Marketing Consultant 

34. Eiserloh, Paul J., 30 Linwood Street Accountant 

35. Emerson, Helen E., 31 Ru'tlhellen Road Bookkeeper 

36. Evans, Robert W., 7 Vincent Road Purchasing Director 

37. Fennell, Rosemary F., 207 Dalton Road Payroll Super. 

38. Ferguson, Johnnie C, 12 Frank Street ..... Engineer 

39. Fortin, Louis L., 1 7 Charlemont Court Assembler 

40. Fraser, Jr., Edmund B., 10 Gallup Dr. .Truckg. & Wareh. Co. Presi. 

41. Givan, Robert L., 5 Whippletree Rd Corp. Staff Member 

42. Gray t Henry A., 52 School Street Retired 

43. Hackbush, James L., 12 Churchill Road . . Employment Manager 



24 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

44. Hannay, James B., 17 East Sheppard Lane . , . Detec. Agcy. Mgr. 

45. Hauser, William H., 16 Algonquin Road . . Controller 

46. Hebert, Arthur J., 7 Starlight Avenue Railroad Employee 

47. Higgins, Robert C, 6 McFarlin Road Tool and Die Maker 

48. Hovey, Harold R., 8 Dunstan Road . . Chemical Plant Helper 

49. Hughes, William G., 6 Canter Road Gasoline Plant Supt. 

50. Hutter, James W., 160 Westford Street Prod. Control Worker 

51. Jahn, Paul F., 21 Spaulding Road ...... Research Group Leader 

52. Johnson, Richard E., 10 Longmeadow Road . . Program Manager 

53. Keating, John H., 5 Ranch Road System Engineer 

54. Kingston, Peter L., 43 Grandview Road .... Assist. Purch. Agent 

55. LeDrew, Robert C, 4 Gregory Road Service Manager 

56. Lent, Ralph H. x 23 Parlee Road Plant Engineer 

57. Litchfield, Lawrence A., 182 Dalton Road . . Chief Accountant 

58. Lombardi, Jr., Charles W., 12 Lancaster Ave. .Pres. Mach. Parts Co 

59. Lowell, Alfred E., 309 Billerica Road Inspector 

60. Mullane, Paul F., 14 Pendleton Road Machine Operator 

61. Martino, Anthony, 46 Pine Hill Road Offset Printer 

62. Mattson, Charles F., 25 Cambridge St Sheet Metal Dept. Mgr. 

63. McCall, Richard H., 15 Sleigh Road Engineer 

64. Mcllvenna, Anthony P., 10 Garland Rd Mechanical Designer 

65. McMahon, Gertrude W., 8 Kensington Drive . . Clerical Worker 

66. Michitson, Paul A., 5 Abbott Lane ... Program Manager 

67. Moberg, William L., 21 Reid Road Electrical Engineer 

68. Mooers, Neil W., 153 Dalton Road Electrical Foreman 

69. Morrison, Jr., John B., Ill Warren Ave Sales Representative 

70. Murphy, Henry J., 20 Fuller Road Generator Operator 

71. Oates, Edward V., 108 Westford Street Senior Engineer 

72. Olson, David Q., 26 Judith Road Computer Prog./Analys. 

73. Pollard, David J., 14 Jessie Road . . . . Computer Sys. Analysts 

74. Runge, Albert F., 5 Parlee Road Inspector 

75. Scondras, Anthony, 8 Davis Road Draftsman 

76. Silverman, Irving, 3 Buckman Drive Salesman 

77. Whitcomb, Willis, 11 Field Street Restaurant Manager 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 25 

WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
March 3, 1969, and March 10, 1969 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Gonstable, or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warm the legal voters of said Chelmsford to 
meet in their several polling places, viz: 

Pnecinict 1. McFarlin School - All Purpose Room 

Precinct 2. Auditorium - North School 

Precinct 3. Band Rom - Junior High School 

Precinct 4. East Chelmsford School 

Precinct 5. Liberty Hall - South Chelmsford 

Precinct 6. Cafeteria - Westlands School 

Precinct 7. Auditorium - North School 

Precinct 8. Small Gymnasium - High School 

Precinct 9. Cafeteria - So. Row School 

Precinct 10. Cafeteria - So. Row School 

Precinct 11. Cafeteria - Wesltfands School 

On Monday, the third day of March, 1969, being the first Monday 
in said month, at 12 moon for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers: 
One Moderator for three years. 
One Selectman for three years. 
One Town Clerk for three years. 



26 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

One Treasurer and Tax Collector for three years. 

One Assessor for three years. 

Two Members of the School Committee for three years. 

One Member of tine School Committee for two years. 

One Member of Nashoba Valley Technical High School Commit- 
tee for three years. 

One Member of Board of Health for three years. 

One Tree Warden for three years. 

One Cemetery Commissioner for three years. 

One Park Commissioner for three years 

One Sinking Fund Commissioner for one year to fill unexpired 
term. 

One Sinking Fund Commissioner for three years. 

Two Trustees for the Public Library for three years. 

One Member of the Planning Board for five years. 

And to vote upon the following question: 

QUESTION: 

Shall the Town of Chelmsford accept the provisions of Section 
58D of the Chapter 48 of the General Laws of Massachusetts, as 
amended, as it applies to the permanent members of the uniformed 
fire fighting force of the Town of Chelmsford? 

A fair and concise summary appears below: 

Acceptance of the provisions of Section 58D would establish a 
forty-two (42) hour work week for permanent members of the uni- 
formed fire fighting force of the Town of Chelmsford, 

The polls will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 P.M. and to meet 
in the Chelmsford High School Gymnasium on the following Mon- 
day, the Tenth day of March, 1969, at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, 
then and there to act upon the following articles, viz: 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 31 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

The Annual Town Meeting held March 10, 1969, waa called to- 
order in the High School Gymniasiurn at 7:40 P.M. by Moderator, 
Daniel J. CoughMn, Jr. 

Selectman Howard, E. Humphrey moved that the Constable's re- 
turn of the Warrant be waived. It was so voted. Selectman Gerald J. 
Lamnan moved that the reading of the Warrant be waived. It was so 
voted. Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., recognized the presence of 
a quorum. 

The following were appointed tellers: 

Wallace Reid Gerald Scannell 

Gary Murray Eugene Crane 

Frank Bindais Homer Jones 

Robert Jost Thomas Markfham 

Eugene Doody 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of the Town Officers and Commit- 
tees, or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. The Moderator called for a report from the 
Recreation Commissioner. No report was available. The Varney Play- 
ground Commissioner filed a report with the Town Clerk. 

Edward A. Bunker of 8 Mill Road and Joseph A. Patenaude of 256 
Dunstable Road were nominated to the School Needs Committee. 
Howard E. Humphrey moved the nominations closed. A Hand vote 
was taken: 

Edward A. Bunker 660-Elected for a term of four years. 

Joseph A. Patenaude 179 

At this time the Moderator recessed the Annual Town Meeting 
and called the Special Towni Meeting to order. The Moderator re- 
cognized the presence of a quorum. The reading of the Constable's 
return and the Warrant was waived upon motion of Gerald J. Lan- 
nani It was so voted. 



32 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

March 10, 1969 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby re- 
quested to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelms- 
ford to meet ini the High School Gymnasium at Chelmsford orb the 
10th day of March, 1969, at 7:45 P.M., then and there to act upon the 
following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, eminent domain, or 
otherwise, in fee simple, certain parcels of land situated on Maple 
Road iini said Chelmsford and being the property of Glen R. and 
Abbie M. Blaisdell, supposed to contain twenty-six (26) acres, more 
or less; and Harold J. and Mabel F. Henkel, supposed to contain 
eighty-five thousand (85,000) square feet, more or less; said land to 
be used as and for the site of a proposed new Elementary School, ac- 
cessory buildings, and other school facilities connected therewith, in 
accordance with Chapter 40, Section 14, and/or Chapter 79 of the 
General Laws, as amended; and for the purpose of acquiring said 
land, to see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sufficient sum of 
money therefor; to determine how any such appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by transfer from any available funds, by taxation), by 
borrowing under the authority of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, by 
borrowing under the authority of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1948, as 
amend ejd, or by any or all said methods; and if by borrowing, to 
authorize the issuance of bonds or notes of the Town; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that the Board 
of Selectmen be authorized to acquire by purchase, eminent domain, 
or otherwise for a new elementary school site, the .following des- 
cribed land: 

PARCEL 1 — Beginning at the most southerly corner of the premises 
at a point on the northerly side of Maple Road in South Chelmsford 
at land of Reid, said point being 82.5 feet southwesterly from the 
westerly sideline of the N.Y., N.H. and Hartford Railroad; thence 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 33 

westerly by said Maple Roiad 100 feet to a point; thenice northerly by 
land of Blaisdell 195 feet, more or less, to a point; thence westerly 
by land of said Blaisdell 260 feet, more or less to the northeasterly 
corner of land of Hall; thence northwesterly by land of Hall, Dedman: 
and Kydd 495.79 feet to a poinit at land of Henkel; thence northeasterly 
by land of Henkel 395 feet to a point; thence northwesterly by land 
of said Henkel 235 feet, more or less to a point at land of Macone; 
thence by land of said MaconJa in a general northerly direction 218.68, 
90.36, 56.94, 142.47, 140.74, 148.14, 154.53, and 172.35 feet to Hunt Road; 
thence by said Hunt Road northeasterly 125 feet, more or less to 
land of Blake; thence southeasterly by land of Blake, Staples and 
Harvey 1015 feet more or less to a point; thence southeasterly by 
land of Harvey 310 feet, more or less to a point; thence easterly by 
land of Harvey 150 feet, more or less to> the westerly sideline of the 
N.Y., N.H. and Hartford Railroad; thence by said sideline south- 
westerly 450 feet, more or less to land of Reid, thence westerly by 
land of Reid 280 feet, more or less to a point; thence southerly by 
land of said Reid 420 feet, more or less to a point; thencie westerly 
by land of said Reid 40 feet, more or less to a point; thence southerly 
by land of said Reid 310 feet, more or less to the point of beginning. 
Containing 26 acres, more or less. 

PARCEL 2 — Beginning at the most easterly corner of the premises 
at land of Blaisdell at the corner of the wall; thence southwesterly 
by the wall, 195 feet, more or less to a point; thence northwesterly 
by the remaining land of Henkel, 270 feet, more or less to a point; 
said point being the northeasterly corner of land of Forest; thence 
northerly by land of Morris and Sauter 250 feet to a point at land 
of Lewis and the Massachusetts Electric Company Easement; thence 
easterly by land of said Lewis 'and the Massachusetts Electric Com- 
pany Easement, 163 feet, more or less to a point at land of Macone; 
thence southerly by land of said Macone, 75 feet, more or less to a 
point; thence southeasterly by land of said Macone and Blaisdell 300 
square feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. Containing 85,000 
square feet, more or less. 

and that the sum of $38,000 be raised and appropriated for acquiring 
such land. 

A hand vote was taken: Yes 786 

No 34 
More than % required. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money 
for the purpose of constructing and originally equipping and furnish- 
ing an Elementary School on the Maple Road site; determine how 
the money shall be provided for, by taxation, by appropriation from 



34 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

available funds in the treasury, by borrowing from time to time 
under authority of- Chapter 44 of the General Laws and Chapter 645 
lorf the Acts of 1948, as amended; or take any action in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that the Town 
vote the sum of $2,075,000 for constructing, originally equipping and 
furnishing an elementary school; and to raise this appropriation^ the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectman is authorized to bor- 
row $2,075,000 under Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1948 of the General 
Laws as amended. 

A hand vote was taken: Yes 861, No 32. 
More than % required. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Elementary School Needs Committee to proceed with the construc- 
tion, originally equipping and furnishing of said Elementary School 
voted upon under Article 2; and to enter into all necessary and 
proper contracts and agreements in respect thereto, including the 
procuring of legal and technical advice, and other data and informa- 
tion; and to do the other acts necessary for constructing said project; 
or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that Elementary 
School Needs Committee be authorized to take all action necessary 
to carry out the project voted om Under Article 2. It was so voted 
unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to acquire by purchase, eminent domain, or 
otherwise, in fee simple, certain parcels of land situated on Pine Hill 
Road in said Chelmsford and being the property of Anna G Shee- 
han, supposed to contain twenty-six (26) acres, more or less; said 
land to be used as and for the site of a proposed new Elementary 
School, accessory buildings, and other school facilities connected 
therewith, in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 14, and/ or Chap- 
ter 79 of the General Laws, as amended, and for the purpose of ac- 
quiring said land; to see if the Town will vote to appropriate a suf- 
ficient sum of money therefor; to determine how any such appropri- 
ation shall be raised, whether by transfer from any available funds, 
by taxation, by borrowing under the authority of Chapter 44 of the 
General Laws, by borrowing under the authority of Chapter 645 of 
the Acts of 1948, as amended, or by any or all said methods; and if 
by borrowing, to authorize the issuance of bonds or notes of the 
Town, or act in relation thereto. 



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UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that the Board of 
Selectmen be authorized to acquire by purchase, eminent domain or 
otherwise for a new elementary school site, the following described 
land; property situated on Pinle Hill Road in Chelmsford and being 
the property now or formerly owned by Anna G. Sheehan supposed 
to contain 26 acres more or less, said sale not to be finalized until 
land is approved by the State Department of Public Health for sub 
sewerage disposal; and that the sum of $39,200 be raised and appro- 
priated for acquiring such land. 

A hand vote was taken: Yes 873, No 39. 
More than% required. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. To siee if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds or barrow a sum of money 
for the purpose of doing necessary site work on the proposed high 
school site and to authorize the Elementary School Needs' Commit- 
tee to enter into all necessary and proper contracts and agreements 
dm respect thereto and any acts necessary .for the construction of said 
project; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $25,000 for the purpose of 
doing necessary site work on the proposed high school site and to 
authorize the Elementary School Needs Committee toi enter' into 
all necessary and proper contracts and agreements in respect: thereto. 

It was so voted uniandmiously. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School - All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium - North School; Band Room - Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall - South Chelmsford; Cafeteria - 
Westlands School; Auditorium - North School; Small Gymnasium - 
High School; Cafeteria - South Row School; at least seven (7) days 
before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding 
this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 20th day of February, 1969. 

(Signed) 

GERALD J. LANNAN 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
WILLIAM L. HARVEY 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 



MIDDLESEX, SS. 



Feb. 21, 1969 



Pursuant to the within/ Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies 
of same at the following places, wit: McFarlira School - All Purpose 
Room; Auditorium - North School; Band Room - Junior High School; 
East Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall - South Chelmsford; Cafeteria 
- Westlands School; Auditorium - North School; Small Gymnasium - 
High School; Cafeteria - South Row School; seven (7) days at least 
before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 



WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



A True Copy, Attest: 
Constable of Chelmsford 



At this time Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved adjournment 
of the Special Town Meeting and Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. 
reconvened the Annual Town Meeting. 

Two nominations were made for Varney Playground Commis- 
sioner. Selectman Gerald J. Lannan, nominated Harry Ayotte of 
25 Hold Street and George Swallow nominated Robert C. McMana- 
moni of 48 Adams Street. Mr. Humphrey moved the nominations be 
closed. It was so voted. A hand vote was taken. 

Harry Ayotte 663, Robert McManamom 19 

On motion of the Board of Selecmen, Article 21 was taken up 
out of order. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds the sum of Seven Thousand 
Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars for the purpose of making survey, 
study and report concerning a flood control and drainage survey of 
brooks and streams within the Town of Chelmsford; such survey to 
be made by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, Di- 
vision of Waterways; total cost of which is estimated to be Fifteen 
Thousand ($15,000) Dollars, with the state to contribute its share of 
Seven Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars; and that author- 
ization to disburse the town's share shall be under the jurisdiction 
of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 21. Mr. Gerald Lannlan moved the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hun- 
dred ($7,500) Dollars for the purpose of making a survey, study and 
report concerning a flood control and drainage survey of brooks and 
streams within the Town of Chelmsford; such survey to be made by 



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37 



the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, Division of Water- 
ways; total cost of which is estimated to be Fifteen Thousand 
($15,000) Dollars with the State to contribute its- share of Seven 
Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars; and that authorization to 
distribute the Town's share shall be under the jurisdiction of the 
Board of Selectmen. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 
24, subtitled "Job Titles and Standard Rates for Wages and Salaries 
of the Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law", to read as follows, or 
act in relation thereto. 



PERSONNEL BOARD 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Wage and Salary Schedule for 1969 



A. ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL 

1. Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Clerk 

4. Clerk, Junior 

5. Town Accountant 

* 6. Town Counsel 

7. Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 

* 8. Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

* 9. Board of Registrars Clerk 
*10. Clerk 

*11. Planning Board Clerk 

*12. Board of Registrars (3 members) 

B. CONSERVATION AND CEMETERY 

1. Cemetery Superintendent 

2. Cemetery Foreman 

* 3. Moth Superintendent 

* 4. Laborer, Park and Cemetery 

* 5. Unskilled Laborer 

6. Park Superintendent 

7. Town Forest Superintendent 

8. Skilled Workers 

C. CUSTODIAL 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 

2. Custodian (Library) 



$ 3,000.00 p.a. 

4,858.00 p.a. 

4,114.00 p.a. 

3,526.00 p.a. 

7,993.00 p.a. 

500.00 p.a. 

135.50 wk. 

2.16 hr. 

250.00 p.a. 

2.16 hr. 

2.16 hr. 

275.00 ea. p.a. 

8,110.00 p.a. 

2.78 hr. 
450.00 p.a. 

2.55 hr. 

1.60 hr. 
Recommendation to be 
made at Town Meeting 
Recommendation to be 
made at Town Meeting 

1.75 hr. 



2.39 hr. 
2.39 hr. 



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* 3. Custodian (Police Department) 2.39 hr. 
*4. Custodian (Fire Department) 160.00 p.a. 

D. LIBRARY 

1. Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 7,030.00 p.a. 

2. Branch Librarian 2.87 hr. 

* 3. Senior Assistant Librarian 2.35 hr. 

* 4. Junior Assistant Librarian 2.06 hr. 

* 5. Clerk 2.16 hr. 

* 6. Page 1.60 hr. 

* part time 

E. MECHANICAL and CONSTRUCTION 

1. Higihway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

3. Assistant Foreman 

4. Heavy Vehicle Operator 

5. Special Equipment Operator - Category I 

6. Special Equipment Operator - Category II 

7. Engineering Equipment Operator 

8. Laborer 

9. Laborer (Ashes and Waste) 

10. Skilled Laborer 

11. Automotive Mechanic 

F. PUBLIC SAFETY and INSPECTION - FIRE 

1. Chief 

2. Deputy Chief 

3. Captain 

4. Firefighter, Regular - Base Pay 

After 1 year 
After 2 years 
After 3 years 

5. Firefighter, call 

G. PUBLIC SAFETY and INSPECTION - POLICE 

1. Chief 
4. Captain 

3. Sergeant 

4. Patrolman - Base Pay 

After 1 year 
After 2 years 
After 3 years 

* 5. Matron 

* 6. Special Police 

* 7. School Traffic Supervisor 



11,500.00 


p.a. 


3.52 


hr. 


3.09 


hr. 


2.74 


hr. 


2.85 


hr. 


3.03 


hr. 


3.28 


hr. 


2.43 


hr. 


2.63 


hr. 


2.63 


hr. 


3.09 


hr. 


11,500.00 


p.a. 


9,584.00 


p.a. 


8,856.00 


p.a. 


6,846.00 


p.a. 


7,188.00 


p.a. 


7,531.00 


p.a. 


7,873.00 


p.a. 


60.00 


p.a. 


2.89 


hr. 


11,500.00 


p.a. 


9,584.00 


p.a. 


8,856.00 


p.a. 


6,846.00 


p.a. 


7,188.00 


p.a. 


7,531.00 


p.a. 


7,873.00 


p.a. 


2.28 


hr. 


3.15 


hr. 


2.56 


hr. 



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39 



H. RECREATION 

* 1. Director 

* 2. Swimming Director 

* 3. Swimming Instructor 

* 4. Playground Director 

* 5. Playground Supervisor 

* 6. Playground Instructor 

* 7. Sports Instructor 

I. MISCELLANEOUS 

* 1. Animal Inspector 

* 2. Building Inspector 

3. Gas Inspector 

* 4. Electric Inspector 

* 5. Sealer of Weights and Measures 
6. Dog Officer 

* 7. Beach Attendant 

* 8. Life Guard 

* 9. Clock Winder 



Minimum 

$80.00 wk. 
45.00 wk. 
80.00 wk. 
45.00 wk. 
40.00 wk. 
3.00 four. 



2,000.00 pa. 
Maximum 

100.00 wk. 

66.00 wk. 
100.00 wk. 

66.00 wk. 

61.00 wk. 
5.00 hr. 



750.00 p.a. 

1,500.00 p.a. 

4.00 visit 

4.00 visit 

4.00 visit 

400.00 pa. 
84.00 wk. 
80.00 wk. 
1.60 hr. 

100.00 p.a. 



UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. S. Anthony DiCiero moved that the Town 
vote to amend Section 24, subtitled "J oh Titles and Standard Rates 
for Wages and Salaries of the Personnel Wage and Salary By-Law", 
to read as follows: 



A. ADMINISTRATIVE and CLERICAL 



1. Veteran's Agent 

2. Clerk, Senior 

3. Clerk 

4. Clerk, Junior 

5. Town Accountant 

* 6. Town Counsel 

7. Selectmen's Administrative Assistant 

* 8. Personnel Board's Recording Clerk 

* 9. Board of Registrars Clerk 
*10. Clerk 

*11. Planning Board Clerk 
*12. Board of Registrars (3 members) ea 
It was so voted as amended 

B. CONSERVATION and CEMETERY 
1. Cemetery Superintendent 



Recommended 
1969 

$3,000.00 p.a. 
4,858.00 p.a. 
4,114.00 p.a. 
3,526.00 p.a. 
7,993.00 pa. 
500.00 p.a. 
135.50 wk. 

2.16 hr. 

250.00 p.a. 

2.16 hr. 

2.16 hr. 

275.00 p.a. 



8,110.00 p.a. 



Amended 

$ 2,500.00 



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2. Cemetery Foreman 2.78 hr. 3.10 hr. 

* 3. Moth Superintendent 450.00 p.a. 

* 4. Laborer, Park and Cemetery 2.55 hr. 

* 5. Unskilled Laborer 1.60 hr. 

6. Park Superintendent 7,570.00 p.a. 

7. Town Forest Superintendent Deleted 

8. Skilled Forest Workman 2,00 hr. 

9. Cemetery Equipment Operator 3,00 hr. 

It was so voted as amended. 

C. CUSTODIAL 

1. Custodian (Center Hall) 2.39 hr. 

2. Custodian (Library) 2.39 hr. 

3. Custodian (Police Dept.) 2.39 hr. 

4. Custodian (Fire Dept.) 160.00 p.a. 

It was so voted as amended 

D. LIBRARY 

1. Librarian (in charge of Libraries) 7,030.00 p.a, 

2. Branch Librarian 2,87 hr. 

* 3. Senior Assistant Librarian 2,35 hx. 

* 4. Junior Assistant Librarians 2.06 hr. 

* 5. Clerk 2.16 hr. 

* 6. Page 1.60 Our. 

It was so voted as amended 

E. MECHANICAL and CONSTRUCTION 

1. Highway Superintendent 

2. Highway Foreman 

3. Assistant Foreman 

4. Heavy Vehicle Operator 

5. Special Equipment Operator - 

Category I 2.85 hr. 2.99 

6. Special Equipment Operator - 

Category II 

7. Engineering Equipment Operator 

8. Laborer 

9. Laborer (Ashes and Waste) 

10. Skilled Laborer 

11. Automotive Mechanic 

It was so voted as amended 

F. PUBLIC SAFETY and INSPECTION - FIRE 

1. Chief 11,500.00 p.a. 10,700.00 

2. Deputy Chief 9,584.00 p.a. 

3. Captain 8,856.00 p.a. 



$11,500.00 p.a. 


$10,700.00 


3.52 hr. 




3.09 hr. 


3.24 


2.74 hr. 


2.87 



3.03 hr. 


3.18 


3.28 hr. 


3.44 


2.43 hr. 


2.55 


2.63 hr. 


2.76 


2.63 hr. 


2.76 


3.09 hr. 


3.24 



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41 



Firefighters, Regular - Base Pay 

After 1 year 

After 2 years 

After 3 years 
Firefighter, Call 

It was so voted as amended 



6,846.00 p.a. 
7,188.00 p.a. 
7,531.00 p.a, 
7,873.00 p.a. 
60.00 p.a. 
2.89 hr. 



G. PUBLIC SAFETY amid INSPECTION - POLICE 

1. Chief 11,500.00 p.a. 

2. Captain 10,040.00 p.a. 

3. Sergeant 9,277.00 p.a. 

4. Patrolman - Base Pay 7,172.00 p.a. 

After 1 year 7,531.00 p.a. 

After 2 years 7,889.00 p.a. 

After 3 yeans 8,248.00 p.a. 

* 5. Matron 2.28 hr. 

* 6. Special Police 3.15 hr. 

* 7. School Traffic Supervisor 2.56 Itm 

It was so voted as amended 



H. RECREATION 

* 1. Director 

* 2. Swimming Director 

* 3. Swimming Instructor 

* 4. Playground Director 

* 5. Playground Supervisor 

* 6. Playground Instructor 

* 7. Sports Instructor 

It was so voted 'as amended 

I. MISCELLANEOUS 

* 1. Animal Inspector 

* 2. Building Inspector 

* 3. Gas Inspector 

* 4. Electric Inspector 

* 5. Sealer of Weights & Measures 
6. Dog Officer 

* 7. Beach Attendant 

* 8. Life Guard 

* 9. Clock Winlder 

* Part Time 

It was so voted as amended 



2,000.00 p.a. 

Maximum 

100.00 wk. 

66.00 wk. 

100.00 wk. 

66.00 wk. 

61.00 wk. 

5.00 hr. 



Minimum 

80.00 wk. 
45.00 wk. 
80.00 wk. 
45.00 wk. 
40.00 wk. 
3.00 hr. 



$ 750.00 
1,500.00 p.a. 
4.00 visit 
4.00 visit 
4.00 visit 
400.00 p.a. 
84.00 wk. 
80.00 wk. 
1.60 hr. 
100.00 p.a. 



2,000.00 



1,000.00 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



At 12:00 midnight Selectman Gerald J. Laninan moved adjourn- 
ment to March 17, 1969 at 7:30 P.M. in the High Sdhool Gymnasium. 

It was so voted. 

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING 
March 17, 1969 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. called the meeting to order at 
7:40 P.M. He recognized the presence of a quorum. 

ARTICLE 3. To raise and appropriate such sums of money as 
may be required to defray Town Charges for the current year; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Gerald J. Lawman moved that the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate such sums of money as may be re- 
quired to defray Town Charges for the current year retroactive to 
Jan. 1, 1969. 



SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

1. Chairman 

2. Board Members 

3. Recording Clerk 

4. Selectmen's Adm. Asst. 



Expenses: 

5. Expenses 

6. Conference Expenses 

7. Outlays 

7a. Out-of-StateExpenses 



ACOUNTING DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

8. Accountant 

9. Senior Clerk (2) 

10. Additional Clerk Hire 

11. Clerk 



$ 1,500.00 
2,000.00 
None 
7,073.00 

$10,573.00 

2,300.00 
250.00 
100.00 
250.00 

$13,473.00 



7,993.00 
9,716.00 
1,500.00 



It was so 
voted 



Expenses: 
12. Expenses 



$19,209.00 
750.00 



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43 



13. Outlays 

Total Accounting Department 

TREASURER and COLLECTOR DEPT. 
Salaries: 

14. Treasurer and Collector 

15. Senior Clerk (4) 

16. Clerk 



Expenses: 

17. Stationery and Postage 

18. Printing, Advertising and Binding 

19. Bonds 

20. Expenses 

21. Outlays 

22. Foreclosing Tax Titles 



300.00 



ASSESSORS DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

23. Chairman 

24. Board Member 

25. Board Member (Part Time) 

26. Senior Clerk (3) 

27. Clerk 

28. Clerk (Part Time) 



It was so 

$20,259.00 voted 



$ 5,759.00 

19,432.00 

3,000.00 

$28,191.00 

3,400.00 
2,000.00 
560.00 
2,400.00 
2,000.00 
None 



Total Treasurer and Collector Dept. $38,551.00 



It was so 
voted 



$ 8,400.00 

8,006.00 

2,625.00 

14,574.00 

0.00 

0.00 

$33,605.00 
Expenses: 
29. Office Expenses, Printing and Advertising $ 1,750.00 



30. Transportation 




800.00 




31. Conference Expenses 




200.00 




32. Cutting of Maps and New ] 


Plans 


800.00 




33. Land Court Fees, Registry 


Deeds, Plans 


1,250.00 




34. Outlay 




None 


Tt Wfl9 ^o 


Total Assessors Dept. 




$38,405.00 


2- L W uO O'VJ, 

voted 


TOWN CLERK DEPARTMENT 








Salaries: 








35. Town Clerk 




$ 3,645.00 




36. Senior Clerk 




4,858.00 





$ 8,503.00 



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Expenses: 

37. Expenses 

38. Outlays 

39. Board of Appeals - Variance Rec. 

40. Printing By-Law Books 

Total Town Clerk's Dept. 



Fees 



$ 3,200.00 

0.00 

50.00 

0.00 

$11,753.00 



voted 
It was so 



REGISTRARS DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

41. Registrars (3) $ 825.00 

-42, Assit. Registrars: Wages and Mileage 2,500.00 

43. Clerk 250.00 





$ 3,575.00 


Expenses: 




44. Printing: Men- Women Directory 


$ 600.00 


45. Printing: Voters List 


600.00 


46. Other Expenses 


600.00 



Total Registrars' Dept. 



$ 5,375.00 



It was so 
voted 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

47. Salaries of Janitors 

48. Vacation and Sickness 



Expenses: 

49. Fuel, Light and Water 

50. Repairs, Equipment and Expenses 

51. Outlays 

Total Public Buildings Dept. 



$ 4,990.00 
364.00 

$ 5,354.00 

$ 4,000.00 

5,416.00 

800.00 

It was so 

$15,570.00 voted 



LAW DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

52. Town Counsel 

Expenses: 

53. Prosecution and Defense of Lawsuits 

54. Settlement of Claims and Suits 

55. Legal Services 

55a. Misc. Exp. Association dues 

Total Law Dept. 



$ 500.00 

3,500.00 

1,000.00 

3,500.00 

90.00 

$ 8,590.00 



It was so 
voted 



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MISCELLANEOUS DEPARTMENT 

56. Moderator's Salary $ 150.00 

57. Constable's Salary 88.00 

58. Elections (Wages and Expenses) 2,800.00 

59. Board of Appeals - Clerk Hire 700.00 

60. Board of Appeals - Expenses 1,100.00 

61. Planning Board - Clerk Hire 1,250.00 

62. Planning Board - Expenses 800.00 
62a. Outlay 300.00 

63. Planning Board - Consultant 1,500.00 

64. Planning Board - 

Greater Lowell Planning Fee 4,540.00 

65. Personnel Board 650.00 

66. Finance Committee 150.00 

67. Town Forest Committee 1,800.00 

68. Town Forest Committee - Outlays 0.00 

69. Conservation Cornmisision 3,000.00 

70. Historical Commission 500.00 

71. Commiiittee to Update Town History 150.00 
71a. Home Rule Advisory Committee 135.00 
71b. Town Celebrations Committee 100.00 
71c. Library Needs Committee 0.00 
7 Id. Senior Citizens Committee 500.00 

It was so 

Total Miscellaneous Dept. $20,213.00 voted 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

72. Chief $ 11,500.00 

73. Captain 10,040.00 

74. Sergeants 46,385.00 

75. Patrolmen 212,788.00 

76. Special Account 54,011.00 

77. Senior Clerk 4,858.00 

78. Custodian 2,486.00 



$342,068.00 



Expenses: 

79. Auto Maintenance and Repairs $ 6,000.00 

80. Gasoline 10,000.00 

81. Building Serv^e and Supplies 4,900.00 

82. Radio Service 1,900.00 

83. Uniforms 3,400.00 

84. Chief's Out-of-State Expenses 150.00 

85. Other Expenses 3,580.00 

86. Outlays 7,289.00 



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87. Equipment and Supplies for Men 
87a. Education, Out-of-State 

Total Police Department 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

88. Chief 

89. Deputy Chief 

90. Officers 
91. 

92. Regular Foremen 

93. Substitutes 

94. Call Firefighters 

95. Labor at Fires and Emergencies 

96. Janitors 

97. Clerk Hire 



2,442.00 
1,100.00 

$382,829.00 



$ 11,500.00 

9,584.00 

35,424.00 

228,451.00 

31,200.00 

2,000.00 

7,500.00 

160.00 

1,750.00 

$327,569.00 
Expenses: 

98. Maintenance of Fire Alarm System $ 2,500.00 

99. Fuel, Light, Water amid Telephone 6,000.00 

100. Automobile and Radio Repairs and Service 4,000.00 

101. Building Repairs arud Maintenance 1,250.00 

102. Equipment, Supplies for Men, Stations 3,000.00 

103. Office Expenses 350.00 
Outlays 2,100.00 
Clothing Allowance 900.00 
Out-of-State 150.00 
Stabilization Fund (Equipment) 7,500.00 



104 
105 
106 
107 



It was so 
voted 



Total Fire Department 



HYDRANT SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

108. Center District 

109. North District 

110. East District 

111. South District 

Total Hydrant Service Dept. 

SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

112. Salary 

113. Expenses 



It was so 

$355,319.00 voted 



$ 28,860.00 
6,845.00 
4,300.00 
3,000.00 

It was so 
voted 



$43,005.00 



1,000.00 
50.00 



Total Sealer of Weights and Measures $ 1,050.00 



It was so 
voted 



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TREE WARDEN'S DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 



114. Tree Warden 

115. Fees 


$ 


800.00 
4,000.00 




Expenses: 

116. Other Expenses 

117. Outlay 

Total Tree Warden's Dept. 


$ 


7,000.00 
300.00 

12,100.00 


It was so 
voted 


MOTH DEPARTMENT 








Salaries: 

118. Superintendent 


$ 


500.00 




Expenses: 
119. Expertises 

Total Moth Department 


4,800.00 
$ 5,300.00 


It was so 
voted 


DUTCH ELM CONTROL DEPARTMENT 








Salaries: 

120. Superintendent 


$ 


800.00 




Expenses: 
121. Expenses 

Total Dutch Elm Control Dept. 


$ 


6,200.00 
7,000.00 


It was so 
voted 


POISON IVY CONTROL DEPARTMENT 
122. Expenses 

Total Poison Ivy Control Dept. 


$ 
$ 


1,000.00 
1,000.00 


It was so 
voted 


MOSQUITO CONTROL DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

123. Superintendent 

124. Wages of Laborers 


$ 


750.00 
2,000.00 




Expenses: 

125. Expenses 

126. Outlays 

Total Mosquito Control Dept. 


$ 


2,300.00 
0.00 

5,050.00 


It was so 
voted 


DOG OFFICER DEPARTMENT 
127. Salary - Dog Officer 

Total Dog Officer Dept. 


$ 
$ 


4,368.00 
4,368.00 


It was so 
voted 



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BUILDING INSPECTOR DEPARTMENT 

128. Inspector's Salary 

129. Inspector's Fees 

130. Inspector's Expenses 

Total Building Inspector's Dept 

WIRING INSPECTORS DEPARTMENT 

131. Inspectors Fees 

132. Expenses 

Total Wiring Inspectors Dept. 

GAS PIPING and FIXTURES DEPARTMENT 

133. Fees 
133a. Expenses 

Total Gas Inspectors Dept. 

ANIMAL INSPECTORS DEPARTMENT 

134. Inspector's Salary 

CIVILIAN DEFENSE DEPARTMENT 

135. Expenses 

136. Outlays 

Total Civilian Defense Dept. 

HEALTH AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

137. Chairman $ 

138. Board. Members 

139. Director of Public Health 

140. Senior Clerk and Laboratory Assistant 

141. Senior School Nurse 

142. Junior School Nurses 

143. Slaughtering Inspector 

144. Plumbing Inspector - Fees and Trains. 

145. Physicians 

146. Vacation and Sickness Acct. 

147. Professional Services 

147a. Vision, Hearing Testing Service 



$ 


2,000.00 






6,000.00 






400.00 


It was so 


$ 


8,400.00 


voted 


$ 


5,000.00 
100.00 


It was so 


$ 


5,100.00 


voted 


$ 


3,000.00 
50.00 


It was so 


$ 


3,050.00 


voted 
It was so 


$ 


750.00 


voted 


$ 


1,400.00 
500.00 


It was SO' 


$ 


1,900.00 


voted 



300.00 

528.00 

8,436.00 

4,858.00 

4,300.00 

12,000.00 

100.00 
6,000.00 

500.00 
1,000.00 

100.00 
4,000.00 



Expenses: 

148. Quarantine and Contagious Diseases 



$ 42,122.00 
$ 6,000.00 



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149. Testing Immunization 500.00 

150. Oare of Premature Children 1,000.00 

151. Collection of Garbage 46,800.00 

152. Animal Disposal Fees 0.00 

153. Transportation, Directors amd Nurses 1,350.00 

154. Laboratory Supplies 100.00 

155. Vision and Hearing Testing Program 0.00 

156. Other Expenses 950.00 

157. Outlays 0.00 

158. Mental Health and Child Guidance 0.00 

It was so 

Total Health and Sanitation Dept. $ 98,822.00 voted' 

During the discussion of Item 151 of the Health Department bud- 
get a motion was made to take Article 60 out of order. It was so 
voted. Mr. Arthur Paltenaude moved; to amend Arttiicile 60 to include 2 
members of the Committee from North Chelmsford. This motion 
.failed. 

During discussion of the Health Department Budget it was voted 
to take Article 22 out of order. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
• Board of Selectmen' to enter into and negotiate with the' City of 
Lowell for use of the facilities of the Lowell Municipal Incinerator 
by the Town of Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 22. Regarding use of the Lowell Incinerator, 
Selectman William L. Harvey moved dismissal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Moderator to appoint a committee of three or five interested, 
qualified townspeople to be known as Solid Waste Disposal Advisory 
Committee whose duties it shall be to survey the named problems 
and advise the Selectmen and the Board of Health of its findings 
on terms of advisability of types of incineration and/or all alterna- 
tive methods or techniques of solid waste disposal. 

UNDER ARTICLE 60. Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved that the 
Town Vote to authorize the Town Moderator to appoint a committee 
of three or five interested, qualified townspeople to be known as Solid 
Waste Disposal Advisory Committee whose duties it shall be to 
survey the named problem and advise the Selectmen land the Board 
of Health of its findings on terms of advisability of types of inciner- 
ation and/ or why any or 'all alternative methoda or techniques of 
solid w^aste disposal. It was so voted. 

Item #151 thereby clarified. The amount of $98,822.00 voted for 
Health and Sanitation Department. 



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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

159. Superintendent $ 11,500.00 

160. Secretary 4,858.00 

161. Engineer's Fees 4,500.00 

$ 20,858.00 
Expenses: 

162. Gas and Oil for Equipment $ 8,000.00 

163. Fuel, Light and Water 3,000.00 

164. Telephone and Office Supplies 1,000.00 

165. Street Signs 1,500.00 

166. Miscellaneous Expenses 500.00 

167. Waste Collection 101,000.00 
167a. Maint. and Repair to Garage 500.00 
167b. Outlay 700.00 
Highways, Bridges and Drainage: 

168. Highway Materials $ 30,000.00 

169. Misc. Equipment and Small Tools 1,400.00 

170. Machinery Depreciation 

171. Machinery - Hire-Other 1,000.00 

172. Labor - Men 112,000.00 

173. Vacations and Sickness 16,300.00 

174. Labor - Overtime 3,700.00 
174a. Radio Outlay and Equipment 1,650.00 
Road Machinery Account: 

175. Repairs $ 15,000.00 

176. Snow and Ice Removal 156,000.00 

177. Highways, Bridges and Drainage Const. 20,000.00 

178. Chapter 90 Maintenance 6,000.00 

179. Sidewalks 5,000.00 

Total Highway Department. $505,108.00 



It was so 
voted 



STREET LIGHTING 
180. Street Lighting 



It was so 
$ 38,000.00 voted 



VETERANS' DEPARTMENT 

181. Salary of Veterans' Agent 

182. Expenses 

183. Outlays 

184. Cash and Material Grants: 



$ 2,500.00 
200.00 
None 
37,500.00 



Itwasso 

Pota] Veterans' Bene tits Department $ 40,200.00 voted 



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51 



SCHOOL BUDGET 
Items 185-202 inclusive 



It was so 
$5,120,008.00 voted 



Mr. Gerald Tucke moved that the sum of $5,437,988.00 be raised 
and appropriated for the operation of the Chelmsford Public School 
System 'including vocational education, said sum to be reduced by 
the use of (available and anticipated Federal Funds of $317,980.00 to 
$5,120,008.00. It was so voted. 

Motion to recess for 5 minutes to study school department bud- 
get failed. Discussion an items 185 and 187 continued with a motion 
from Gerald Tucke prevailing. 

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT 
Salaries: 

203. Librarians 

204. Branch Librarians 

205. Assistant Librarians and Library Clerks 

206. Library Aides 

207. Custodian and Security 

208. Vacation and Sickness 



Expenses: 

209. Repair and Maintenance of Buildings 

210. Fuel, Light amid Water 

211. Books and Periodicals 

212. Other Expenses 

213. Outlays 

Total Library Department 

214. Less State Aid to Librarians 

215. Net Cost to Town 

PARK DEPARTMENT 

216. Labor 

217. Expenses 

218. Outlays 

Total Park Department 

VARNEY PLAYGROUND 

219. Labor 

220. Expenses 

221. Outlays 

Total Varney Playground Dept. 



$ 7,030.00 

4,664.00 

50,240.00 

1,997.00 

5,946.00 

500.00 

1,500.00 
5,250.00 
22,000.00 
6,000.00 
2,200.00 

$107,327.00 
11,348.00 

$ 95,979.00 



$ 8,060.00 
2,000.00 
1,600.00 

$ 11,660.00 



$ 2,500.00 

500.00 

1,000.00 

$ 4,000.00 



It was so 
voted 



It was so 
voted 



It was so 
voted 



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EDWARDS MEMORIAL BEACH 

222. Labor 

223. Expenses 

224. Outlays 



2,450.00 

200.00 

2,900.00 



Total Edwards Memorial Beach Dept $ 5,550.00 



It was so 
voted 



UNCLASSIFIED DEPARTMENTS 

225. Town and Finance Committee Reports 

226. Workmen's Compensation Claims 

227. Expenses for Memorial Day 

228. Expenses for Town Clock 

229. Development and Industrial Commission 

230. Disabled Veterans Quarters 

231. Ambulance Service 

Total Unclassified Dept. 

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

232. Prop., Liab., and All Types of Ins. 

233. Chapter 32B Insurance - Employees 

Total Insurance Dept. 

DEBT and INTEREST 
Maturing Debt: 

234. North School Loan 

235. Center School Loan 

236. North Fire Station Loan 

237. High School Loan No. 1 

238. High School Loan No. 2 

239. Highway Garage Loan 

240. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 

241. Addition to High School 

242. Junior High School Loan 

243. Pine Ridge Equipment 

244. Westlands School Loan 

245. Richardson Rd. School Loan 



Interest: 

246. North School Loan 

247. Center School Loan 

248. North Fire Station 
'249. High School Loan No. 1 

250. High School Loan No. 2 



$ 4,000.00 

0.00 

1,500.00 

300.00 

1,500.00 

0.00 

4,000.00 

$ 11,300.00 



$ 75,000.00 
65,000.00 

$140,000.00 



It was so 
voted 



It was so 
voted 



$ 30,000.00 
0.00 

50,000.00 

85,000.00 

5,000.00 

50,000.00 

50,000.00 

110,000.00 

2,500.00 

155,900.00 

It was so 

$538,400.00 voted 

$ 1,445.00 

0.00 

0.00 

14,875.00 

25,840.00 



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251. Highway Garage Loan 

252. Anticipation) of Revenue and 

Reimbursement Loans 

253. Boston Road Elementary School Loan 

254. Addition to High School 

255. Junior High School 

256. Pinie Ridge Equipment 

257. Westlands School 

258. Richardson Road School 

Total Debt and Interest 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

Salaries: 

259. Commissioners (3) 

260. Superintendent 

261. General Labor 

262. Special Labor for Lot Owners 

Expenses: 

263. Interments and Liners 

264. Repairs to Headstones and Stone Posits 

265. Repairs to Equipment 

266. Transportation - Superintendent 

267. Expenses 

268. Outlays 

269. Town Clerk - Salary 

270. Town Clerk - Expenses 

271. Bieautification - Perpetual Cane Accts. 

272. Out-of-State Expenses 

Total Cemetery Department 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

273. Salaries, Adult Rec. 

274. Expenses, Adult Rec. 

275. Salaries, Directors and Assts., Youth 

276. Expenses, Youth 

277. Out of State Exp. 

278. Outlay 



Total Recreation Dept. 

NASHOBA VALLEY 

TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 



1,105.00 

60,000.00 

20,125.00 

5,130.00 

54,600.00 

163.00 

129,860.00 

$851,543.00 



$ 300.00 

8,110.00 

15,330.00 

500.00 

3,500.00 

0.00 

1,000.00 

250.00 

3,665.00 

1,170.00 

250.00 

50.00 

0.00 

75.00 

$ 34,200.00 



none 

none 

11,000.00 

22,200.00 

150.00 

1,670.00 

$ 35,020.00 



It was so 
voted 



It was so 
voted 



It was so 
voted 

It was so 
voted 



$264,791.00 
Mr. George Odell moved that the Town vote to raise and appro- 



54 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

priate the sum of $264,791.00 for the operation of the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School. It was so voted. 

Total to be raised and appropriated at 

Special Town Meeting 102,200.00 

Total to be borrowed voted at Special Town Meeting 2,075,000.00 

Total Budget to be raised and appropriated $8,264,591.00 

To be transferred 7,500.00 

Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved adjournment at 10:50 P.M., to meet 
March 24, 1969 at 7:30 P.M. in, the High School Gymnasium. It was 
so voted. 

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING 
March 24, 1969 

Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., called the meeting to order 
at 7:40 P.M. and recognizing the presence of a quorum opened the 
meeting with Article 4 of the "Warrant. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen 
to act as its agent ini any suit or suits which may arise during the 
current year; with authority to settle and adjust claims or demands 
for or against the Town; and to employ counsel whenever in their 
judgement it is necessary; or act in relation: thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Selectmen to act as ilts' agent in any suit or 
suits which may arise during the current year; with authority to 
settle and adjust claims or demands for or against the Town,; and 
to employ counsel whenever in their judgment it is necessary. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the revenue for the financial 
years beginning January 1, 1970, and January 1, 1971 in accordance 
with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 44 Section 4 and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chap- 
ter 44, Section 17; or act in relation thereto,. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. Howard E. Humphrey moved that the 
Town vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
Selectmen to borrow money from time to time in anticipation of 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 55 

revenue for the financial years beginning January 1, 1969 and Janu- 
ary 1, 1970 in accordance with the provisions of the Genera! Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 4 and to renew any nlote or notes as miay be given 
for a period of less than one year, in accordance with the provisions 
of General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sufficient sum of money with which to meet bill's for previ- 
ous years; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to transfer $1,135.00 with which to meet bills for previous years. 

It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a certain sum of money to pay the Treasurer of the Middlesex 
County Retirement System, the said amount being the Townfs share 
of the pension), expense and military service funds; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. William Harvey moved that the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000.00 to pay the 1 Treas- 
urer of the Middlesex County Retirement System, the said amount 
being the Town's share of the pension, expense and military service 
funds. 

It was s'o voted. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $ or some other sum to be used as 
a Reserve Fund at the discretion of the Finance Committee, as pro- 
vided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation 
thereto. 

($25,000 appropriated in 1968.) 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of Thirty-three Thou- 
sand ($33,000.00) Dollars to be used as a Reserve Fund at the dis- 
cretion of the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws 
Chapter 40, Section 6. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a certain sum of money for the purpose of purchasing five 
(5) new 1969 Four-door Sedans to be usedi by the Police Department, 
said purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 



56 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Gerald J. Lawnan moved that the Town 
vote to transfer the sum of $9,900.00 for the purpose of purchasing 
five (5) new 1969 four-door sedans to be used by the Police Depart- 
ment, said purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 10. In the event of an affirmative vote under the 
above article, to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sale three (3) 1968 
Police Cruisers mow being used by the Police Department; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Mr. William L. Harvey moved, in the event 
of an affirmative vote under the above article, the Town vote to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill 
of Sale three (3) 1968 Police Cruisers now being used by the Police 
Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury a sum of 
money for Chapter 90 construction; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from available funds in the Treasury the sum of 
Fifty-Seven Thousand Four Hundred ($57,400.) Dollars for Chapter 
90 Construction. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds in the Treasury a sum of 
money for highway construction purposes in) accordance with Sec- 
tion 5 of Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1967, Massachusetts General 
Laws; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from available funds in the Treasury the sum of 
Eleven Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty-four and 36/100 
($11,524.36) Dollars for the highway construction purposes in accord- 
ance with Section 5 of Chapter 616 of the Acts of 1967, Massachusetts 
General Laws. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purpose of one (1) truck chassis (for waste collection) for the 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 57 



Highway Department; such purchase to be made under the super- 
vision of the Board fo Selectmen; or act in relation; thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 13. Mr. William Harvey moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from the Road Machinery Account the sum of 
$4,117.00 for the purchase of one truck chassis (for waste collection) 
for the Highway department, such purchase to be made under the 
supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 14. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 
13, to siee if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good 
and sufficient Bill of Sale one (1) Waste Collection Truck being used 
by the Highway Department; or act in relation, thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 14. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that in the event 
of an affirmative Under Article 13, to see if the Town will authorize 
the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient Bill of Sadie one (1) 
Waste Collection truck being used by the Highway Dept. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purchase of one (1) Packer Body (for waste collection) for the 
Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the super- 
vision of the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 15. Mr. Genald J. Lannian moved that the Town 
vote to tsranistfer from the Road Machinery Account the sum of 
$6,000.00 for the purchase of One (1) Packer Body (for waste collec- 
tion) for the Highway Department, such purchase to be made under 
the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purchase of one (1) Pickup Truck for the Highway Department, 
such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board of 
Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 16. Mr. William L. Harvey moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from the Road Machinery Account the sum of 
$1,850.00 for the purchase of one (1) Pickup Truck for the Highway 
Department, such purchase to be made under the supervision of the 
Board of Selectmen. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 17. Ini the event of an affirmative vote under Article 



58 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

16, to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by good 
and sufficient Bill of Sale one (1) Pickup Truck being used by the 
Highway Department; or act in relation thereto. 
It was so voted. 

UNDER ARTICLE 17. In the event of an affirmative vote Under 
Article 16, to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to sell by 
good and sufficient Bill of Sale one (1) Pickup Truck being used by 
the Highway Department. By Gerald J. Lannan. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to* raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purchase of owe (1) loader and backhoe for the Highway Depart- 
ment, such purchase to be made under the supervision of the Board 
of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 18. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from the Road Machinery Account the sum of 
$9,567.64 for the purchase of one (1) loader and backhoe for the 
Highway Department, such purchase to be made under the super- 
vision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 19. In the event of an affirmative vote under Article 
19, to see if th.^ Town will authorize the Selectmen! to sell by good 
and sufficient BHQ1 of Sale one (I) faaekhoe attachment being used 
by the Highway Delpasntmenlt; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 19. Mr. William Harvey moved that in the event 
of an affirmative vote under Article 18, to see if the Town will auth- 
orize the Selectmen to sell by good anid sufficient Bill of Sale one ( 1 ) 
backhoe attachment being used by the Highway Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will (authorize the Selectmen 
to sell by good and sufficient Bill of 5r>aie one (1) crawler type tractor 
being used by the Highway Department; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 20. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that the 
Towr vote to authorize the .Selectmen, io sell by good and sufficient 
Bill of Sale one (1) crawler type tractor being u:;ed by the Highway 
Department. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 21. (Taken up after election of Varney Playground 

Comm issioner. ) 

ARTICLE 22. (Taken up aJ'^.n \:l<ya \~l n '". d> ? 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 59 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds the sum of Three Hundred! 
and Fifty ($350) Dollars for the purpose of payment of legal fees to 
a Special Legal Counsel retained for services to establish an Area 
Transportation Authority; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 23. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to raise aind appropriate the sum of Three Hundred and Fifty 
($350) Dollars for the purpose of payment of legal fees to a Special 
Legal Counsel retained for services to establish an Area Transport- 
ation Authority. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 25 
of the Personnel Wage and Salary Classification and Compensation 
Plan by deleting the existing Section 25 and substituting therefor 
the following: 

"Section 25 Compensation for Academic AefeIevem€Ht 

A. Any full time, permanent member of the Poflice and Fire 
Department who has earned and received semester hours of credit, 
or their equivalent in quarter hours of credit in a Law Enforcement 
Degree or Fire Science Degree Program, at an accredited college or 
uniivenslity shall receive additional compensation per year in his grade 
alt the following rates-: 

20 Semester or 26 Quarter Hours $200 per year 

40 Semester or 53 Quarter Hours 400 per year 

60 Semester or 80 Quarter Hours 800 per year 

100 Semester or 133 Quarter Hours 1,QG0 per year 

Bachelors Degree 1,500 per year 

Masters of Law Degree 2,500 per year 

B. No member of the Police or Fire Departmenit affected by this 

Section shall be entitled to any additional compensation without the 
prior approval of the Personnel Board, which shall have sole auth- 
ority to decide all questions of elegibility and method of payment. 3 ' 
or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 24. Mr. S. Anthony diCiero moved that the Town 
vote to amend Section 25 of the Personnel Wage and Salary Classi- 
fication and Compensation Plan;. This motion was defeated. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Towns Will vote to amend the Per- 
sonnel, Wage and Salary Classification and Compensation Plan by 
adding thereto the following: 



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Section 26. Compensation for Academic Achievement. 

(a) Amy full time, permanent member of the Police Department 
who has earned and received semester hour credit in the field of 
Law Enforcement from an accerdited college or university shall be 
paid an additional Ten ($10) Dollars per semester hour credit per 
year in his grade; 

(b) Any full time, permanent member of the Fire Department 
who has earned and received semester hour credit din the field of 
Fire Science from an 1 accredited college or university shall be paid 
an additional Ten ($10) Dollars per semester hour credit per year in 
his grade. 

or iact in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 25. Regarding Compensation' for Academic 
Achievement, Mr. S. Anthony diCiero moved to 'approve it. 
This article was defeated. 

ARTICLE 26. If Article 25 is voted in the affirmative, to see if 
the Town will vote to delete Section 25 of the Personnel Board, 
Wage and Salary Classification/ and Compensation Plan in its 
entirety. 

UNDER ARTICLE 26. Regarding an 1 affirmative vote under Article 
25, Mr. S. Anthony diCiero moved dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town of Chelmsford will adopt the 
following by-law entitled "Longevity Pay for Regular Town Em- 
ployees": 

1. Longevity increments shall be unconditionally granted to each 
regular full time employee covered by said by-law at the completion 
of each five (5) years full time employment. 

2. The increment shall be three (3%) percent of the base pay in 
effect at the completion of five (5) years full time employment; six 
(6%) percent of the base pay ini effect at the completion of ten (10) 
years of full time employment; nine (9%) percent of the base pay 
in effect at the completion of fifteen (15) years of full time employ- 
ment; twelve (12%) percent of the base pay in effect at the com- 
pletion of twenty (20) years of full time employment; fifteen (15%) 
percent of the base pay in effect at the completion of twenty-five 
(25) years of full time employment. The maximum increment shall 
be received at the completion of twenty-five years of employment. 

3. The longevity increment shall in no way be considered as part 
of the salary rate for Civil Service purposes. 

4. The longevity increment shall be included for all applicable 
purposes in determining any and all rights under the Middlesex 



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County Retirement Fund. 

5. The effective date of the Longevity Plan shall be April 1, 
1969. 

UNDER ARTICLE 27. Regarding Longevity Pay for Regular Town 
Employees, Mr. Richard MeDermiott moved dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 28. To see if the Town of Chelmsford will amend 
the Personnel Wage and Salary Administration By-Law by adding 
thereto a new section of said by-law entitled "Longevity" to read as 
follows: 

1. Longevity increments slhiall be unconditionally granted to 
each regular full time employee covered by said By-law at the com- 
pletion of each five (5) years full time employment. 

2. The increment shall be three (3%) percent of the base pay in 
effect iat the completion of five (5) years of full time employment; 
six (6%) percent of the base pay in effect at the completion of ten 
(10) years of full time employment; nine (9%) percent of the base 
pay in effect at the completion of fifteen (15) years of full time 
employment; twelve (12%) percent of the base pay in effect at the 
completion of twenty (20) years of full time employment; fifteen 
(15%) percent of the base pay in effect at the completion! of twenty- 
five (25) years of full time employment. The maximum increment 
shall be received at the completion of twenty-five years of employ- 
ment. 

3. The longevity increment shall in no way be considered as 
part of the salary rate for Civil Service purposes. 

4. The longevity increment shall be included for al'I applicable 
purposes in deteirminiing any and all rights under the Middlesex 
County Retirement Fund. 

5. The effective date of the Longevity Plan shall be April 1. 1969. 

UNDER ARTICLE 28. Regarding Longevity, Mr. Richard McDer- 
mott voted dismissal. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will vote to raise an(d appro- 
priate a certain sum of money to rent or purchase a bookkeeping 
machine; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 29. Regarding renting or purchasing bookkeep- 
ing machine, Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWoif moved dismissal 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 30. In the event of an affirmative action on the pre- 
ceding article, to see if the Town will sell the present equipment 



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to the Town of Westford; sale price to be applied to the purchase or 
rental or new equipment; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 30. Regarding the selling of present bookkeeping 
equipment, Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf moved dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 31. In the event of failure of the two preceding 
articles, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Four 
Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty-eight ($4,858) Dollars to cover 
the salary of another full time clerk in the office of the Treasurer 
and Collector; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 31. Regarding $4,858.00 for full time clerk for 
Treasurer and Collector, Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf moved dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to continue the 
Library Needs Committee; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 32. Mr. Howard Moore moved that the Town 
vote to continue the Library Needs Committee. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 33. In the event of an affirmative vote on the previ- 
ous 'article, to see if the Town will raise and appropriate a certain 
sum of money to be used for hiring an architect to draw up prelim- 
inary plans for a new library building; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 33. Mr. Howard Moore moved that in the event 
of an affirmative vote under the previous Article, the Town transfer 
the sum of $7,000 to be used for hiring an architect to draw up pre- 
liminary plans for a new library building. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Highway Garage Committee to continue in existence and to raise 
and appropriate or transfer from available funds a certain sum to 
be used for the construction' of am addition to the highway garage. 
Said construction to be done under the authority of Board of Select- 
men; or act ini relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 34. Regarding $80,000 for the construction of an 
addition to the Highway Garage, Mr. Howard E. Humphrey moved 
dismissal. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will authorize the school 



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committee, in accordance with General Laws, Chapter 149, Section 
1781, as amended by Chapter 633 of the Acts of 1968, to designate an 
attorney as a representative of the school committee for the purpose 
of bargaining with employee organization© for school employees, or 
will take any other 'action relating to the same. 

UNDER ARTICLE 35. Mr. Gerald Tucke moved that the Town 
authorize the school committee, in accordance with General Laws, 
Chapter 149, Section 1781, as amendeld by Chapter 633 of the Acts of 
1968, to designate am attorney as a representative of the school com- 
mittee for the purpose of bargaining with employee organizations for 
school employees. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to accept an amend- 
ment to the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District Agree- 
ment proposed by the Regional District School Committee and 
entitled "First Amendment to the Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School District Agreement Providing for the Filling of Vacancies on 
the Regional School Committee". The proposed amendment provides 
in substance as follows: 

Pursuant to> the provisions of Section VII, the second sentence of 
sub section (D) entitled "Vacancies", of section I of said Agreement 
shall be amended to read as follows: 

If a vacancy occurs among the members elected under sub- 
section) I (C) the local school committee from the Town involved 
shall by majority vote appoint a successor member who may, but 
who need not, be a member of said local committee. Such successor 
member shall serve until the next annual town election, at which 
election a successor shall be elected to serve the balance of the un- 
expired term, if any. 

UNDER ARTICLE 36. Mr. Thomas Markham moved that the Town 
vote to accept an amendment to the Nashoba Valley Technical High 
School District Agreement proposed by the Regional District School 
Committee and entitled "First Amendment to the Nashoba Valley 
Technical High School District Agreement providing for the Filling 
of Vacancies on the Regional District School Committee". 

Pursuant to the provisions of Section VII, the second sentence 
of subsection (D) entitled "Vacancies", of section I of said Agreement 
shall be lamemded to read as follows: 

If ia vacancy occurs among the members elected under subsection 
I (C) the 'local school committee from the Town) involved shall by 
majority vote appoint a successor member Who may, but who need 
not, be a member of said local committee. Such successor member 



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shall serve until the next annual town election, at which election a 
successor shall be elected to serve the balance of the unexpired term, 
if any. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a com- 
mittee consisting of five (5) members, one of whom shall be the 
Fire Chief, for the purpose of proceeding with the preparation of 
plans and specifications for the construction of a firehouse in the 
West Section of Town, said committee to report back to the next 
Annual Town Meeting, and to raise anld appropriate the sum of 
Fifteen Hundred ($1,500) Dollars for the use of said Committee; or 
act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 37. Mr. Gerald Lanniam moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectman to appoint a committee 
consisting of five (5) members, one of whom dhall be the Fire Chief, 
for the purpose of proceeding with the preparation of plans and 
specifications for the construction of a firehouse in the West section 
of Town, said committee to report back to next annual town meeting 
and to transfer the sum of Fifteen Hundred ($1,500) Dollars for use 
of the said committee. It was so voted. 

On motion of Sullivan for Art. 59 taken up out of 

order, a hand vote was taken Yes 359, No 263. Not required % vote. 
Motion failed. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purchase of a 1969 DeLuxe four-door Sedan type vehicle for the 
Fire Department, said purchase to be made under the supervision of 
the Board of Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 38. Mr. William Harvey moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from Stabilization Funds the sum of Two Thousand 
Three Hundred and Thirty-seven and 19/100 ($2,337.19) Dollars for 
the purchase of a 1969 DeLuxe four door Sedan type vehicle for the 
Fire Department, said purchase to be made under the supervision of 
the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 39. In the event of an affirmative vote under the 
preceding article, to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to 
sell by good and sufficient bill of sale the station wagon type of 
vehicle which has been used by the Fire Department; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 39. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that, in the 



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event of an- affirmative vote under the preceding Article, the Town 
authorize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient bill of sale the 
station wagon type vehicle which has been used by the Fire Depart- 
ment. 

It was sio voted. 

ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the purchase of a mew piece of fire apparatus, said apparatus to be 
of the type commonly used for brush and grass fires; staid purchase 
to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen; or act 
in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 40. Mr. Gerald Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from the Stabilization Fund (Equipment) the sum 
of Eleven Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-Five ($11,785.) Dollars 
for the purchase of a new piece of fire apparatus, siaid apparatus toi 
be of the type ciommonly used for brush and grass fires, said pur- 
chase to be made under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 41. In the event of an affirmative vote under the 
preceding Article, to see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to 
sell by good and sufficient bill of sale the 1941 Chevrolet Brush 
Truck which has been used by the Fire Department; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 41. Mr. Wildiam Harvey moved that in the event 
of an affirmative vote under the preceding article, the Town author- 
ize the Selectmen to sell by good and sufficient bill of sale the 1941 
Chevrolet Brush Truck which has been used by the Fire Department. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 
5.5, Intensity of Use Schedule, changing the "Frontage (feet)" entry 
under "RA" from "250" to "150", correcting an earlier typographical 
error. 

UNDER ARTICLE 42. Mr. Thomas St. Germain moved that the 
Town vote to amertd Section 5.5, Intensity of Use Schedule, changing 
the "Frontage (feet)" entry under "RA" from "250" to "150", correct- 
ing an earlier typographical error. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to amend various 
sections to add Cluster Zoning as follows: 

1. Amend Section 3.1 inserting into the list of districts the fol- 



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lowing after "General Residence District": "Cluster Development 
District RD". 

2. Insert "RD" at the following places: 

(a) Section 5.3 alongside RB at the heading for the second 
column in the Use Schedule. 

(b> Section 5.5 alongside RB as the heading for the second 
column in the Intensity Schedule. 

(c) Section 6.1.6 paragraph B, following, "RB". 

(d) Section; 9.2 following "RB". 

3. Insert the following Section: 

5.6 Cluster Development 
Parcels in excess of twenty (20) acres located within the RD 
District may be subdivided and developed with clustered lots, subject 
to the following conditions: 

5.6.1 Prior to any such subdivision or development, all lots to be 
so developed shall be shown on a plan recorded at the North Middle- 
sex Registry of Deeds. 

5.6.2 The intensity of use requirements for single family develop- 
ment in the RC Distract shall be conformed to. 

5.6.3 The total number of lots shall not exceed the number of 
lots into Which the land could legally be subdivided were it not for 
the provisions of Section' 5.6, to be estimated in the absence of an 
alternative conventional plan as being equal to eighty-five (85%) 
percent of the overall parcel area divided by the lot area require- 
ments for the RB District as provided in Section 5.5. 

5.6.4 All land not contained in building lots or roads shall be 
deeded to the Town of Chelmsford or Chelmsford Conservation 
Commissioin for a stated public purpose and no' development shall 
commence prior to acceptance of such land by the Chelmsford Town 
Meeting or by the Chelmsford Conservation Commission. The amount 
of such land shall be not less than forty (40%) percent of parcel 
area. 

5.6.5 Subsequent to initiating sale or development of lots within 
a cluster development, no land therein shall be sold anid no lot line 
shall be changed in sudh way as to liiraorease the number of lots or the 
extent of the nonconformity with the provisions of Section 5.4 and 
5.5 of this By-Law. 

UNDER ARTICLE 43. Mr. Bradford O. Emerson moved to amend 
Article 43 in the following manner: 5.6.4. On line 2 and line 5 strike 
out the words "or the Chelmsford Conservation Commission" and on 
line 6 change "40%" to "50 %". 



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Ivan LaGarde moved the words "Annual" Town Meeting be 
inserted in place of Town Meeting. 

Mr. Emerson agreed to delete the word "Stated". 

Mr. Michael Rukin moved that Section 5.6.4 shall read as follows: 

All land not contained in building lots or roads shall be deeded 
to the Town of Chelmsford or the Chelmsford Conservation Commis- 
sion for a stated public purpose; and no development shall commence 
prior to acceptance of such land by the Annfual Chelmsford Town 
Meeting by a % vote. The amount 'of such land shall not be less than 
fifty (50%) percent of the parcel area. 

At the end Mr. Emerson's motion as amended was voted;. 

Mr. Emersoni's motion on Article 43 regarding Cluster zoning 
failed. 

ARTICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to amend the zoning 
by-law through revising the zoning map as follows: 

Change from single Residence RB to Cluster Development RD a 
certain parcel of land indicated as the Riverside Estate Subdivision 
on a subdivision plan dated April 25, 1968, bounded by Russelil Mill 
Pond and by land of Irma D. Stanton, Lloyd C. Greene, Jr., Delia 
Bujnowski, the Oscar Freeman Realty Trust, and the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

UNDER ARTICLE 44. Regarding amendment of zoning by-law 
through revising, Mr. Bradford Emerson moved dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to consider changes 
in the Town of Chelmsford zoiniing by-laws and its accompanying 
map in a mianner described as follows: To chalnge from single resi- 
dence RB District to roadside commercial CB District the following 
described parcels of land on the southeasterly side of Littleton Road 
(Route 110), to wit: 

Parcel One: Beginning at a point on the southeasterly side of 
Littleton Road at the Westerly corner of Hunt Road; thence running 
in a southwesterly direction! along Littleton Road approximately 
three thousand three hundred and ninety (3,390) feet to land of 
Chelmsford Elks, Inc.; thence southeasterly along said land of 
Chelmsford Elks, Inc. three hundred (300) fleet; theimce running 
northeasterly on a line parallel with said Littleton Road approxi- 
mately three thousand three hundred and ninety (3,390) feet to 
Hunt Road; tlhence running northerly along Hunt Road approxi- 
mately three hundred (300) feet to the point of beginning. 

Parcel Two: Beginning at a point on the southeasterly side of 
Littleton Road at the westerly corner of land of Chelmsford Elks, 



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Inc., tihence running in a southwesterly direction along Littleton 
Roiad approximately one thousand eight hundred (1,800) feet to the 
Westford-Chelmsford Town Line; thence running southeasterly along 
said Town Line three hundred (300) feet; thence running north- 
easterly on a line parallel with said Littleton Road approximately 
one thousand eight hundred (1,800) feet to land of Chelmsford Elks, 
Inc., themce running northwesterly along land of Chelmsford Elks, 
Inc., three hundred (300) feet to Littleton Road, the point of begin- 
ning. 

UNDER ARTICLE 45. Regarding zoning by-law change from single 
residence to roadside commercial, Mr. Nicholas Mazzoni moved dis- 
missal. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 46. To see if the Town will vote to change the name 
of that section of North Road between Drum Hill Rotary and Prince- 
ton Boulevard to Northern Avenue. 

UNDER ARTICLE 46. Mr. Thomas St. Germain moved that the 
Town vote to change the name of that section of North Road between 
the Drum Hill Rotary and Princeton Boulevard to Northern Avenue. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to change the name 
of Ruby Lane formerly known as Harding Street, to Coral Drive in 
accordance with unanimous requests from the residents of the street 

UNDER ARTICLE 47. On motion of Mr. Thomas St. Germain, as 
amended by Chief Reid, the name of Ruby Lane, formerly known as 
Harding Street, was changed to Coral Avenue in accordance with the 
unanimous requests from the residents of the Street. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money to 
the Conservation Fund to be used for conservation purposes in ac- 
cordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 123 A, Section 
8C, as amended, said sum to be used to purchase the land bounded 
and described as follows: land containing seventeen (17) acres, more 
or less, located on the westerly side of Dunstable Road in Chelms- 
ford and being land now or formerly owned by Cyril Trubey; or act 
in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 48. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved to see if the 
Town will vote to transfer the sum of $17,000 to the Conservation 
Fund to be used for conservation purposes in accordance with the 



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Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 123A, Section 8C, as amended, 
said sum to be used to purchase the land bounded and described as 
follows: land containing seventeen (17) acres, more or less, located on 
the westerly side of Dunstable Road, in Chelmsford and being land 
now or formerly owned by Cyril Trubey. A hand vote was taken: 
Yes 253, No 183. Not required % vote. 

This motion failed. 

On motion of Gerald J. Lannan the meeting was adjourned at 
11:00 P.M. to March 31, 1969 at 7:30 P.M. at the High School Gym- 
nasium. 

It was so voted. 



ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING 

March 31, 1969 

The adjourned annual Town Meeting was called to order at 7:40 
P.M. by Moderator Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr., who recognized the pres- 
ence of a quorum. He recognized Selectman Gerald J. Lannan who 
read the following memorial to Ex-President and General of the 
Army Dwight David Eisenhower who died on March 28, 1969 at the 
age of 78: 

"Ladies and Gentlemen — 

Since last Friday, the nation and the World have mourned the 
passing of our former President and General of the Army, Dwight D. 
Eisenhower. I believe it would be fitting amid proper, so that it may 
be recorded in the minutes of this Town Meeting, and therefore re- 
corded forever as a part of our Town's history that we, the people 
of Chelmsford, pause long enough in our deliberations to dwell on 
the words he spoke as part of his farewell address at the emd of his 
eight years in the White House, and I quote: 

"To all of the peoples of the world I once more give expression 
to America's prayerful and continuing aspiration. We pray that 
peoples of all faiths, all races, all naitions may have their great 
'human needs satisfied; that those now denied opportunity shall come 
to enjoy it to the full; that all who yearn for freedom may experience 
its spiritual blessings; that all who are insensitive to the needs of 
others will learn charity; that the scourges of poverty, disease, and 
ignorance will be made to disappear from the earth; and that, in the 
goodness of time, all peoples will come to live together in a peace 
guaranteed by the binding force of mutual respect and love." 
A moment of silent tribute was then observed. 

ARTICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 



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priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
application to the Conservation Fund; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 49. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved that the 
Town vote to transfer the sum of Fifteen Hundred ($1,500) Dollars 
for application to the Conservation Fund. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to accept the follow- 
ing By-Law relating to the use of Chelmsford Conservation Reser- 
vations: 

1. No person shall build a fire for any purpose except in fire- 
places provided for that purpose. 

2. Cutting, mutilating, removing, or taking away of trees, shrubs, 
flowers, or wood is prohibited. 

3. Disorderly conduct, obscene or indecent language, or behavior 
is prohibited. 

4. No person shall remove or deface any sign posted, building, 
or other property or remove any barriers on roads or erect any 
structures. 

5. Persons using these reservations do so at their own risk and 
must observe any reasonable request made by the attendant on duty. 

6. No person shall, in any of these reservations, carry on any 
business or commercial calling or tnadie, sell, or otherwise deal in 
commodities or merchandise of any description or solicit patronage 
of any sort or advertise any such business or calling for the sale of 
such commodities or merchandise unless he shall have received 
written permit to do so from the Chelmsford Conservation Commis- 
sion. 

7. Garbage or other refuse, resulting from picnicking or other 
cause shall be deposited in containers provided for that purpose. At 
no time shall any person otherwise deposit or leave refuse in any of 
these reservations. 

8. Whoever violates any provision of this By-Law shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than Ten ($10) Dollars nor more than 
Twenty ($20) Dollars. 

or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 50. Mr. Edmund Polubinski moved that the 
Town vote to accept a by-law relating to the use of Chelmsford Con- 
servation Reservations. 
It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 51. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the 
sale of lots and graves account a certain sum of money for the exten- 
sion of the water system in the Pine Ridge Cemetery; or act in re- 
lation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 51. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from the sale of lots and graves account the sum of 
$2,900.00 for the extension of the water system dm the Pine Ridge 
Cemetery. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 52. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from the 
Perpetual Care Interest Account to the Perpetual Care Beautifioaition 
account a certain sum of money; or act in relation thereto, 

UNDER ARTICLE 52. Mr. Frank Hardy moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from the Perpetual Care Interest Account to the Perpetual 
Care Beautification Account, the sum of $5,000.00. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 53. To see if the Town will vote to change the pres- 
ent personnel by-law and thus allow time and one-half to be paid 
cemetery employees for Work dome over the normal forty-hour week. 

UNDER ARTICLE 53. Mr. Arne Olsen moved that Article 53 be 
dismissed. (Time and one-half over forty hour work week — Ceme- 
tery). 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of Four Thousand ($4,000) Dollars for the purpose of 
restoration of historic Forefather's Cemetery. The repairing of 17th 
Century stones in other Town cemeteries. This work to be the first 
phase of a three-year program to restore walls, monuments, tombs, 
removal of large trees, building new gates, signs, and repairing of 
roads. Such renovation to be under the jurisdiction of the Cemetery 
Commissioners. 

UNDER ARTICLE 54. Mr. Arthur Colmer moved that the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Four Thousand ($4,000) 
Dollars for the purpose of restoration of historic Forefather's Ceme- 
tery. The repairing of 17th Century stones in other Town cemeteries. 
This work to be first phase of a three-year program to restore walls, 
monuments, tombs, removal of large trees, building new gates, signs, 
and repairing of roads. Such renovation to be under the jurisdiction 
of the Cemetery Commissioners. 
It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with the Massachu- 
setts Bay Transportation Authority for bus service for the Town of 
Chelmsford and Lowell areas if it is concluded by the Board of 
Selectmen that such service would be to the best interests of the 
Town; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 55. Regarding negotiations with the Massachu- 
setts Bay Transportation Authority for bus service. 
This article was dismissed. 

ARTICLE 56. In the event of an affirmative vote under the 
preceding article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropri- 
ate or transfer from available funds a certain sum, said sum to be 
utilized by the Board of Selectmen as the Town's assessment for 
bus service for the year 1969; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 56. Regarding appropriation of $19,000 as Town's 
assessment for bus service. 

This article was dismissed. 

ARTICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to enter membership into a Regional Bus 
Authority; or act in relation thereto, (or if not, to authorize the 
Board to contract with the Authority or with a private bus carrier). 

UNDER ARTICLE 57. Mr. Gerald Lanman moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter membership into 
a Regional Bus Authority, (or if not, to authorize the Board to con- 
tract with the Authority or with a private bus carrier.) 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Assessors to bi-annually prepare a copy of the Tax Valu- 
ation Book. Said Book to be placed in and maintained at the Adams 
Library; and to raise and appropriate a certain sum of money with 
which to defray the cost of preparing such a Book; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 58. Mr. Charles House moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of Assessors to bi-annually prepare a 
copy of the Tax Valuation Book. Said Book to be placeld in and 
maintained at the Adams Library; and to raise and appropriate the 
sum of Five Hundred ($500) Dollars with which to defray the cost of 
preparing such a book. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 73 

Mr. McDermott moved to amend article to read Adams & Mac- 
kay libraries. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 59. To see if the Town/ will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to appoinit a committee oornsisting of seven (7) 
taxpaying, registered voters, including the members of the Board of 
Assessors. Said Committee to conduct a study of the assessment poli- 
cies of the Town and the need or lack of weed for a revaluation pro- 
gram of all real estate and personal property in the Town of Chelms- 
ford. Said committee to report its findings and recommendations at 
the annual Town Meeting lin 1970 and to raise and appropriate a 
certain sum of money to defray the expense incurred by this com- 
mittee; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 59. Mr. Charles House moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to appoint a committee 
consisting of seven (7) tax-paying, registered voters, including the 
members of the Board of Assessors, said Committee to conduct a 
study of the assessment policies of the Town 'and the need or lack of 
need for a revaluation program of all real estate and personal prop- 
erty in the Town of Chelmsford. Said committee to report its* find- 
ings and recommendations at the annual Town meeting in 1970, and 
to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Hundred ($500) Dollars to 
defray the expense incurred by this committee. 

Motion was amended to read that the committee shall consist of 
seven tax-paying registered voters, 1 member from the Board of 
Assessors, 1 member of the Finance Committee; 1 member of the 
Planning Board, and the- rest to be chosen at large. 

It was so voted, as amended. 

ARTICLE 60. (Taken up out of order after Item #158, Art. 3, 
Budget. ) 

ARTICLE 61. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the construction of one basketball court at the East Elementary 
School to be made under the supervision of the recreation commission:; 
or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 61. Mr. Howard NedM moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from available fund's the sum of $1,040.00, for the con- 
struction of one basketball court at the East Elementary School to- 
be made under the supervision of the recreation commission. 
It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money for 
the construction and layout of two youth baseball facilities including 
cutting of two baseball diamonds, installation of two mounds, re- 
seeding where necessary, grading, to be under the supervision of 
the recreation commission; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 62. Mr. Howard Neild moved that the Town vote 
to transfer from available funds the sum of $2,175.00 for the construc- 
tion and layout of two youth baseball facilities including cutting of 
two baseball diamonds, installation of two mounds, reseeding where 
necessary, grading, to be under the supervision of the recreation 
commission. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum, said sum to be used 
for revaluation of all real and personal property in the Town of 
Chelmsford in accordance with Chapter 59, Section 38, of the Gen- 
eral Laws, such revaluation to be made by independent valuation 
experts under the supervision, of the Board of Assessors and com- 
pleted before December 31, 1969; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 63. Regarding fun)ds to be used for revaluation. 
Mr. George Basbanes moved for dismissal!. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to petition the 
State Tax Commission for the installation of the State Tax Assess- 
ment System as provided in Section 7-A of Chapter 58 of the Gen- 
eral Laws; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 64. Regarding installation of State Tax Assess- 
ment System. Mr. George Basbanes moved for dismissal. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 65. To see if the Town will vote to accept the fol- 
lowing By-Law: 

Section I. The Board of Assessors shall, in July, 1969, and in 
July of each subsequent odd numbered year, publish and make avail- 
able a complete Tax List of all real property in the Town, all tax- 
able personal property owned by residents of the Town and all 
taxable property of Corporations doing business in the Town. 

Section II. Each Real Property entry in the above-mentioned 
Tax List shall consist of the following: street number, name or names 
of owner or owners, land area, land valuation, building valuation, 



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total valuation), and such other information: as may be necessary to 
identify the property taxed, listed in numerical order for each street 
in Town; 

Section III. Each personal property entry in the above-mentioned 
Tax List shall consist of tlhe following: the name and street address 
of the person taxed and the value of the property taxed and shall be 
arranged ini alphabetical order by the taxed person's surname; 

Section IV. Each Corporate property entry in the above-men- 
tioned Tax List shall consist of the following: the name and street 
address of the corporation, tlhe value of the personal estate and the 
value of the real estate taxed, and shall be arranged in alphabetical 
order by the name of the Corporation.. 

Section V, A sufficient number of the above-mentioned Tax Lists 
shall be printed to supply one copy to each taxpayer who requests a 
copy on or before June 1st of the year of publication. Elach person 
receiving a copy shall pay tlhe Town either the computed cost of 
publication or $2 whichever is dower; 
or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 65. Regarding acceptance of new by-law relating 
to Tax Lists and Assessments. Mr. George Baisbanes moved for dis- 
missal. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to accept the follow- 
ing By-Law: 

The Board of Assessors shall include in their annual report and 
cause to be published in the Town Annual Report the following 
information: a list of all abatements granted during the year, each 
entry in the list consisting of the street address of the property 
abated, the name of the owner, the amount of the abatement, and 
the statutory reference for the abatement, said list to be arranged 
in alphabetical order by the surname of the owner; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 66. Regarding a mew by-Law relating to Abate- 
ment Lists. Mr. George Basbanes moved for dismissal. 
It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 67. To see if the Town wil vote to authorize trans- 
ferring title of a certain parcel of land on Mill Road to the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 5990, Chelmsford, Massa- 
chusetts, to wit: 
Description of Land: 



76 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Said land in Chelmsford in the section known as South Row; 
beginning on the southerly side of Mill Road at the northeasterly 
corner of the premises to be conveyed and the northwesterly cor- 
ner of the land of Francis J. Motran; thence westerly along Mill Road 
seventy-four (74) feet to land of Joseph Arthur Thif fault and Helen 
J. Thiffault; thence southerly along land of said Thiffaults one hund- 
red and' minety-six (196) feet to the Boston Road; thence easterly 
along the Boston Road seventy-four (74) feet to the land of said 
Moran; thence northerly along land of said Moran two hundred and 
ten- (210) feet more or less to the Mill Road, the point of beginning. 
Containing 15,070 square feet, more or less. Said transfer of title to 
also include any structures thereon with title to revert to the Town 
of Chelmsford upon the abandonment of such use by the Veterans of 
Foreign Wars or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 67. Mr. John Finn moved that the Town vote to 
authorize transferring title of a certain parcel of land on Mill Road 
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 5990, 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Said land in Chelmsford in the section 
known as South Row; beginning on the southerly side of the Mill 
Roiad at the northeasterly corner of the premises to be conveyed and 
the northwesterly cornier of the land of Francis J. Moran; thence 
westerly along Mill Road seventy-four (74) feet to land of Joseph 
Arthur Thiffault and Helen J. Thiffault; thence southerly along land 
of said Thiffaults one hundred ninety-six (196) feet to the Boston 
Road; thence easterly along the Boston Road seventy-four (74) feet 
to the land of said Moran; thence northerly along land of said Moran 
two hundred and ten (210) feet more or less to the Mill Road, the 
point of beginning. Containing 15,670 square feet, more or less. Said 
transfer of title to also include any structures thereon, with title to 
revert to the Town of Chelmsford upon the abandonment of such use 
by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A hand vote was taken: Yes 380, 
No 326. 

It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 68. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to retain legal assistance by special counsel with 
regard to labor negotiations, if it is voted necessary by said Board 
to dio so and to raise and appropriate or transfer from available 
funds a certain sum for such purpose. 

UNDER ARTICLE 68. Mr. William Harvey moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to retain legal assistance 
by special counsel with regard to labor negotiations, if it is voted 
necessary by said Board to do so, and to transfer from available 
funds the sum of $1,500.00 for such purpose. 
It was so voted, unanimously. 



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77 



ARTICLE 69. To see if the Town will vote to establish a Town 
of Chelmsford Sewer Commission. Such Commission to be comprised 
of three (3) commissioners in accordance with Massachusetts Getnt- 
eral Laws, Chapter 41, Section 63, anid to be elected at the next an- 
nual Town Meeting on official ballots as follows: One (1) for one 
(1) year; one (1) for two (2) years; land one (1) for three (3) years. 
At each annual meeting thereafter it shall elect ante (1) for three 
(3) years; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 69. Mr. Edgar George moved that the Town vote 
to establish a Town of Chelmsford Sewer Commission!. Such Com- 
mission to be comprised of three (3) commissioners in accordance 
with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 41, Section 63, and to be 
elected at the next annual Town Meeting cttn official ballots as fol- 
lows: One (1) for owe (1) year; one (1) for two (2) years; and one 
(1) for three (3) years. At each annual meeting thereafter it shall 
elect one (1) for three (3) years. 
It was sio voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 70. To see if the Town will vote to accept the follow- 
ing streets as laid out by the Board of Selectmen and shown by their 
reports 'and plainls duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk and to 
raise and appropriate or tnanisfer from available funds' a certain 
sum of money for the purpose of reconstructing the following streets; 
or act in relation) thereto: 



Abbott Lane 
Adirondack Road 
Alamo Circle 
Bomlanza Drive 
Clover Hill Drive 
Crockett Drive 



Penniock Road 
Pomfret Road 
Ray Hill Drive 
Sonora Drive 
Stillwater Drive 
Wagonitrail Road 



Dakota Drive 

Dray coach Drive 

Eldorajdio Road 

Footpath Road 

Hostler Road 

Melody Lane 

Old Stage Road 
Providing all construction of same meets with the requirements of 
the Board of Selectmen -and subject to the withholding of any re- 
maining bonds until isaid requirements have been met. 

UNDER ARTICLE 70. Mr. Howard Humphrey moved that, the 
Town accept the following streets as laid out by 'the Board of Select- 
men and shown by thledlr reports and plans duly filed in the office of 
the Town Clerk. 

Dakota Drive 

Draycoach Drive 

Eldorado Road 

Footpath Road 

Hostler Road 

Melody Lane 

Old Stage Road 



Abbott Lane 
Adirondack Road 
Alamo* Circle 
Bonanza Drive 
Clover Hill Drive 
Crocket Drive 



Pennock Road 
Pomfret Roald 
Ray Hill Drive 
Sonora Drive 
Stillwater Drive 
Wagonitrail Road 



It was so voted. 



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ARTICLE 71. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Board 
of Assessors to issue the sum. of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand 
($150,000) Dollars or some other sum from Free Cash in the Treasury 
for the reduction of the 1969 tax rate; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 71. Mr. McDermott moved that the Town vote 
to instruct the Board of Assessors to transfer the sum of One Hund- 
red and Fifty Thousand ($150,000) Dollars from Free Cash in the 
Treasury far the reduction of the 1969 tax rate. 
It was so voted. 

Mr. Howard Humphrey moved for adjournment at 10:03 P.M. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 
Moderator Town Clerk 

To be transferred $ 328,731.19 

To be raised and appropriated 

(Special Town Meeting $ 102,200.00 

To be raised and appropriated 

(Annual Town Meeting) $8,369,941.00 

To be borrowed $2,075,000.00 



AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School, All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium, North School; Band Room, Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford; Cafeteria, West- 
lands School; Auditorium, North School; Small Gymnasium, High 
School; Cafeteria, South Row School; Cafeteria, Westlands School, 
seven (7) days at least before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 



HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding 
this meeting aforesaid. 



GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 18th day of February, 1969. 

GERALD LANNON 
HOWARD HUMPHREY 
WILLIAM L. HARVEY 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 79 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, ss. February 21, 1969 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned 
the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested 
copies of same at the following places, to wit: McFarlin School, All 
Purpose Room; Auditorium, North School; Band Room, Junior High 
School; East Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford; 
Cafeteria, Westlands School; Auditorium, North School; Small Gym- 
nasium, High School; Cafeteria, South Row School; Cafeteria, West- 
lands School. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 



WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

May 27, 1969 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaidi, you are hereby re- 
quested to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelms- 
ford to meet in the High School Auditorium at Chelmsford on the 
27th day of May, 1969, at 7:30 p.m. then and there to act upon the 
following articles, viz: 

The meeting was called to order at 7:50 P.M. by Moderator 
Daniel J. Coughlin, Jr. The following persons were appointed tellers: 

Clement McCarthy 
Edward Hilliard 
Eugene Crane 

who reported a tally of 307 registered voters present, more than the 
required 300 for a Special Town Meeting. 

Selectman Gerald J. Lannan moved the reading of the Con- 
stable's return be waived. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with the MasSaehusets Bay 
Transporation Authority for bus service for the Town of Chelmsford 



80 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

and Lowell areas if it is concluded by the Board of Selectmen that 
such service would be to the best interests of the Town; or act in 
relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that the Town 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate 
with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for bus service 
for the Town of Chelmsford and Lowell areas if it is concluded by 
the Board of Selectmen that such service would be to the best interests 
of the Town; or act in relation thereto. It was so voted. 

ARTICLE 2. In the event of an affirmative vote under the pre- 
ceding article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
or transfer from available funds a certain sum, said sum to be utilized 
by the Board of Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service 
for the year 1969; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Mr. Gerald J. Lannan moved that in the event 
of an affirmative vote under the preceding article, the Town vote to 
transfer from available funds the sum of $16,875.00, said sum to be 
utilized by the Board of Selectmen as the Town's assesment for bu9 
service for the year 1969. 

It was so voted. YES 289 NO 69 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize from 
available funds the sum of $1,750.21, said sum which represents the 
Town of Chelmsford's share of pension contribution under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 32, Sections 58B, 59A, and Sections 56, 57, and 58 
of the Massachusetts General Laws,, for the pension assessment of 
Earl J. Watt. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Mr. Howard E. Humphrey moved that the 
Town vote to authorize a transfer from available funds the sum of 
$1,750.21, said sum which represents the Town of Chelmsford's share 
of pension contribution under provisions of Chapter 32, Section 58b, 
59A, and Sections 56, 57 and 58 of the Massachusetts General Laws, 
for the pension assesment of Earl J. Watt. 
It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Chelms- 
ford Zoning bylaws and zoning map by removing from the present 
General Commercial District (CD) and changing to a General Resi- 
dence District (RC) all that land bounded as follows: Northeasterly 
by Wright Street; northwesterly by Princeton Street; southwesterly by 
Gay Street; and southeasterly by Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Mr. Thomas Firth moved that the Town vote 
to amend the Chelmsford Zoning by-laws and zoning map by remov- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 81 

ing from the present General Commercial District (CD) and changing 
to a general Residence District (RC) all that land bounded and 
described as follows: Northeasterly by Wriight Street; northwesterly 
by Princeton St; southwesterly by Gay Street and southeasterly by 
Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford. 
It was so voted. YES 348 NO 3 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from avail- 
able funds the sum of $96.00 to meet the payment for bills of previous 
year; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Mr. William L. Harvey moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $96.00 to meet the 
payment for bills of previous year. 

It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a certain sum of money with 
which to meet an Unpaid Bill for the previous year; or act in relation 
thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Mrs. Charlotte P. DeWolf moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $973.50 with which 
to meet an Unpaid Bill for the previous year. 
It was so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to transfer from avail- 
able funds the sum of $8,900 to the Substitute Account and the sum 
of $3,100 to Labor at Fires and Emergencies Account. 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Mr. Frederick Reid moved that the Town 
vote to transfer from available funds the sum of $8,900.00 to the sub- 
stitute Account land the sum of $3,100.00 to Labor at Fires and 
Emergencies Account. 

It was so Voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to acquire by pur- 
chase, eminent domain or otherwise,, in fee simple, certain parcels of 
land situated on Richardson Road and Granliteville Road in said 
Chelmsford and being the property of Henry Becker, supposed to 
contain 17.5 acres, more or less; and John J. and Elsie K. Avila, sup- 
posed to contain 3.61 acres, more or less, said land to be used as and 
for the site for a proposed new secondary school, accessory buildings, 
and other school facilities connected therewith, in accordance with 
Chapter 40, Section 14 and/or Chapter 79 of the General Laws, as 
amended, and, for the purpose of acquiring said land, to see if the 
Town will vote to appropriate a sufficient sum of money therefor; to 
determine how any such appropriation shall be raised,, whether by 



82 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

transfer from any available funds, by taxation, by borrowing under 
the authority of Chapter 44 of the General Laws, by borrowing under 
the authority of Chapter 645 of the Acts of 1948, as amended, or by 
any or all said methods, and, if by borrowing, to authorize the issuance 
of bonds or notes of the Town; or act in relation thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that the Town vote 
to acquire by purchase, eminent domain or otherwise, in fee simple, 
certain parcels of land situated on Richardson Road and Graniteville 
Road in said Chelmsford and being the property of Henry Becker, 
supposed to contain 17.5 acres, more or less; and John J. and Elsie K. 
Avila, supposed to contain 3.61 acres, more or less, said land to be 
used as and for the site for a proposed new secondary school, accessory 
buildings, and other school facilities connected therewith, in accord- 
ance with Chapter 40, Section 14 and/or Chapter 79 of the General 
Laws, as amended, and fiotr the purpose of acquiring said land, moved 
that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $40,500.00. 
It was so voted. YES 255 NO 16 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate, transfer from available funds or borrow a sum of money for 
the purpose of securing preliminary plans, including all necessary 
surveys and test borings for a proposed elementary school to be 
located on the Sheehan property on Pine Hill Road and to authorize 
the Elementary School Needs Committee to enter into all necessary 
and proper contracts and agreeemnts in respect thereto. 

UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Philip Campbell moved that the Town 
vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $20,000.00 for the purpose of 
securing preliminary plans, including all necessary surveys and test 
borings for a proposed elementary school to be located on the Sheehan 
property on Pine Hill Road and to authorize the Elementary School 
Needs Committee to enter into all necessary and proper contracts and 
agreements in respect thereto. 
It was so voted unanimously. 

On motion of William L. Harvey the meeting was adjourned at 
9:10 P.M. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, 
Moderator 

CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Town Clerk 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School — All Purpose Room; 
Auditorium — North School; Band Room — Junior High School; 
East Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall — South Chelmsford; Cafe- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 83 

-*■— ^ — — ^^^^^^— ^^^^^^— 

teria — Westlands School; Auditorium North School; Small Gym- 
nasium — High School; Cafeteria South Row School; at least seven (7) 
days before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding 
this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 19th day of May, 1969. 

WILLIAM L. HARVEY 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
GERALD J. LANNAN 
Board of Selectmen 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. May 20, 1969 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and wiarned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford 'by posting up attested copies 
of same at the following places; wit: McFarlin School — All Purpose 
Room; Auditorium — North School; Band Room — Junior High 
School; East Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall — South Chelmsford; 
Cafeteria — Westlands School; Auditorium — North School; Small 
Gymnasium — High School; Cafeteria — South Row School, seven 
(7) days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 
A true copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 
Posted 5/20/69 



84 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

December 15, 1969 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. 

To the Constable or any other suitable person of the Town of 
Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In tihe name of the Commonwealth aforesaid, you are hereby 
requested to notify and warn the legal voters of the Town of Chelms- 
ford to meet in the High School Auditorium at Chelmsford on the 
15th day of December, 1969, at 7:30 p.m. then and there to act upon 
the following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to enter into and negotiate with the Massachu- 
setts Bay Transportation Authority for bus service for the Town of 
Chelmsford and Lowell areas if it is concluded by the Board of Select- 
men that such service would be to the best interests of the Town; or 
act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2. In the event of an affirmative vote under the pre- 
ceding article, to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or 
transfer from available funds, a certain sum, said sum to be utilized 
by the Board of Selectmen as the Town's assessment for bus service 
for the year 1970; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate or transfer from available funds a sum of money foir the 
purpose of erecting a building in the rear of the Center Town Hall, 
adjacent to, and on the Westerly side of the Auxiliary Police Head- 
quarters. Said building to be used for the storing of park mainten- 
ance equipment, or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a Commis- 
sion consisting of all members of the Board of Selectmen, the Finance 
Committee, the Planning Board, and the School Committee for the 
purpose of reviewing with the Elementary School Needs Committee 
plans and specifications for the proposed new High School, and to re- 
port and make recommendations to the Town Meeting wherein a bond 



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issue is proposed for financing the construction and equipping of the 
New High School; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 5. In the event of an affirmative vote under the above 
article, to see if the Town will raise 'and appropriate or authorize the 
transfer of a certain, sum of money for the use of said Commission to 
secure technical services for the purpose of the Commission; or act 
in relation thereto. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by pasting 
attested copies thereof at the McFarlin School- AH Purpose Room; 
North School — Auditorium; Band Room — Junior High School; East 
Chelmsford School; Auditorium — North School; Small Gymnasium 
— High School; Cafeteria South Row School; at least seven (7) days 
before the time appointed for holding the meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT and make return of the Warrant with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the Time and place of holding 
this meeting aforesaid. 

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS this 4th day of December, 1969. 

WILLIAM L. HARVEY 
HOWARD E. HUMPHREY 
GERALD J. LANNAN 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, SS. December 8, 1969 

Pursuant to the within Warrant, I have notified and warned the 
inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford by posting up attested copies of 
same at the following places,, wit: McFarlin School — All Purpose 
Room; Auditorium — North School; Band Room — Junior High 
School; East Chelmsford School; Liberty Hall — South Chelmsford; 
Cafeteria — Westlands School; Auditorium — North School; Small 
Gymnasium — High School; Cafeteria — South Row School, seven 
(7) days at least before the time appointed for holding the meeting 
aforesaid. 

WILLIAM E. SPENCE, 
Constable of Chelmsfdrd 
A true copy, Attest: 
WILLIAM E. SPENCE 
Constable of Chelmsford 

Posted 12/6/69 



86 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

December 15, 1969 

Before the meeting opened, the Moderator appointed the follow- 
ing as tellers: Alfred Coburn, Roy Stephenson, Charles Mitsakos, 
Dorothy Lerer. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M., and call- 
ed for a count. The tellers reported 214 present. He then recessed 
the meeting until 8:00 P.M. Meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. 
on motion of Gerald Lannan. The constable's return was waived. The 
moderator called for a count again. The tellers reported 281 voters 
present. This failed the required number of a quorum of 300 at a 
special Town meeting. The Moderator adjourned the meeting sine die. 

DANIEL J. COUGHLIN, 
Moderator 

CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 

Town Clerk 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT 




To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The normal functions of the Accounting Office have been carried 
out during 1969. A total of 200 Warrants and 2000 Vouchers have been 
processed in payment of payrolls and vendor invoices. 

Despite the vastly increased number of transactions and dollar 
volume involved, the cost of operation in the Accounting Department 
has only increased by the cost of living raises given to all employees 
of the Town. 

Budgetary control (has been carefully exercised during the year 
with excellent cooperation by all departments. 

The audit of Town fiscal transactions covering the period from 
August, 1966, was completed early in 1969 by auditors from the 
Massachusetts Bureau of Accounts. The auditors were most com- 
plimentary with regard 1 to the care and accuracy shown by all depart- 
ments involved. 

Visitors to the Acdountinig Office will be shown every courtesy 
when seeking fiscal information, Which is available to all. 

Respectfully submitted, 
ARNAUD R. BLACKADAR 
Town Accountant 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



RECEIPTS 



GENERAL REVENUE 

Personal Property Taxes . 

Real Estate Taxes 

Farm Animal Excise 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes 
Tax Title Redemptions 
Sale of Tax Possessions 



1969 

490,178.17 $ 

5,304,484.64 

489.27 

767,143.11 

5,808.38 

750.00 



1968 

405,475.50 

4,181,260.31 

548.26 

760,294.16 

5,953.34 

1,100.00 



Total Taxes $ 6,568,853.57 $ 5,354,631.57 



FROM STATE: 
Tax Apportionment Basis 

Corporation Tax 

School - Chapter 69, 70, 71 
Old Age - Meal Tax 



240,691.43 $ 264,771.86 

.00 16,790.08 

1,024,616.37 745,510.19 

.00 5,496.04 



Total Taxes from State $ 1,265,307.80 $ 1,032,568.17 



Court Fines 

Permits, Fees and Licenses 



1,353.15 $ 
33,395.00 



1,200.60 
32,818.50 



Total Fines and Permits $ 34,748.15 $ 34,019.10 



GRANTS AND GIFTS: 
County: 

Dog Licenses 

Chapter 90 - Highway Funds 



2,434.10 $ 3,236.55 

14,099.79 10,207.56 



Total Grants and Gifts from County $ 16,533.89 $ 13,444.11 



FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 

Disability Assistance 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Old Age Assistance 

Medical Aid 

Under Public Law 874 

Under Public Law 89-10 Title I . 
Under Public Law 89-10 Title III 

M.E.C. Revolving Fund 

Total Grants and Gifts from 



$ .00 $ 


10,130.39 


.00 


47,933.86 


.00 


24,384.16 


7,551.72 


203,771.59 


125,212.06 


179,544.41 


14,856.00 


23,019.00 


51,147.00 


84,712.00 


1,003.00 


.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



89 



Federal Government $ 199,769.78 $ 573,495.41 



STATE: 
Reimbursement - Construction, Furnishing 

and Equipping New Schools $ 

Care Premature Children 

Chapter 90 - Highway Funds 

Aid to Industrial Schools 

Abatement Real Estate Taxes — 

Paraplegic Veterans 

Tuition and Transportation — 

State Wards 

School Aid and Transportation 

School Cafeteria - Reimbursement 

from State 

Aid to Public Libraries 

Highway Improvement - Chap. 616 .... 
Reimbursement - Conservation Fund 
Highway Improvement - Chapter 679 

Highway Dept. - Chapter 684 

Town's Share State Pedlar's License . . 
Total Grants and Gifts from 
State 



315,867.03 $ 


270,771.87 


.00 


1,023.73 


22,924.15 


18,915.18 


2,754.84 


612.45 



5,202.00 



4,303.50 



596.02 


6,860.60 


289,269.53 


217,809.46 


82,299.23 


93,141.44 


3,782.50 


3,782.50 


11,524.36 


11,524.36 


.00 


20,000.00 


.00 


.00 


4,047.02 


.00 


22.00 


.00 



$ 738,288.68 $ 648,745.09 



Total Grants and Gifts $ 954,592.35 $ 1,235,684.61 



DEPARTMENTAL RECEIPTS: 

Selectmen 

Treasurer and Collector 

Town Clerk 

Assessors 

Registrars 

Board of Appeals 

Planning Board 

Public Buildings 

Police 

Fire 

Building Inspector 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Wire Inspector 

Gas Piping Inspector 



445.15 $ 


371.88 


1,571,823.85 


2,200,770.00 


4,552.05 


4,479.90 


56.00 


129.00 


122.50 


312.50 


1,300.00 


1,375.00 


244.00 


364.00 


839.00 


612.50 


2,886.00 


4,300.00 


2,376.12 


66.50 


8,173.00 


8,045.00 


1,144.40 


556.25 


4,963.00 


5,323.50 


2,480.00 


2,946.00 



90 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Highway 

Dog Officer 

Tree Warden 

WELFARE: 

General Relief - State 

Disability Assistance from State 

Aid to Dependent Children from State 

Old Age Assistance from State 

Old Age Assistance Recoveries 

Medical Aid from State 

Veterans Benefits from State 

SCHOOL: 

Lundh - Cafeteria Cash from Sales .... 
Tuition, Rents and Misc. Receipts .... 
Athletic Program 

LIBRARY: 

Fines 

Xerox Receipts 

Miscellaneous 

CEMETERY: 

Sale of Lots and Graves 3,724.00 1,859.00 

Interments, Labor, Materials, Use of 

Equipment 

Annual Care 

Reimbursement to Town for 

Care of Lots and Graves 

Reimbursement to Town for Equipment 

Miscellaneous 

Reimbursement to Town for Water System 2,400.00 .00 



8,044.68 


18,140.89 


539.00 


446.00 


1,060.00 


3,675.00 


85.98 


1,149.55 


421.75 


2,821.48 


.00 


43,548.92 


.00 


14,138.44 


.00 


65.00 


13,763.14 


155,864.68 


18,177.41 


12,983.96 


265,223.23 


236,950.03 


8,451.36 


6,295.92 


6,842.74 


10,963.34 


4,342.30 


3,451.93 


742.63 


1,130.27 


25.00 


.00 



5,591.00 


4,862.00 


1,117.50 


1,135.00 


10,000.00 


9,000.00 


.00 


2,200.00 


17.00 


12.00 



Total Departmental Receipts $ 1,951,973.79 $ 2,760,345.44 



MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS: 
Temporary Loans: 

Anticipation of Revenue from Taxes $ 2,000,000.00 $ 1,000.000.00 

Anticipation - Bond Issue .00 300,000.00 

Richardson Rd. and Westlands Schools .00 3,100,000.00 
Premium: Richardson Rd. and 

Westlands Schools .00 11,439.00 

Maple Road School 2,075,000.00 .00 

Premium: Maple Road School 8,507.29 .00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 91 

Interest: 

Taxes 6,207.85 4,240.35 

Deposits 25,311.78 33,916.93 



Total from Loans and Interest ... $ 4,115,026.92 $ 4,449,596.28 



MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPTS: 
Refunds Received - Sundry Accounts . . $ 30,561.72 $ 44,041.32 
Demands - Tax Delinquents 4,007.84 3,815.15 



Total Miscellaneous Receipts $ 34,569.56 $ 47,856.47 



DEDUCTIONS AND AGENCY ACCOUNTS: 
Withheld from Employees: 

Federal Taxes $ 

State Taxes 

County Retirement 

Blue Cross — Blue Shield PLC 

U. S. Savings Bonds . : 

Group Life Insurance 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Bequests .... 

Dog Licenses for County 

Sitate's Share - Bottling License 

State's Share - Sunday Entertainment 

License 

Cash in Lieu of Bonds 

Town's Share - State Withholding Tax 
From County - Dogs Care and Kill .... 

Barris Fence Fund - Pine Ridge 

Sinking Funds - Invested Funds 

A. Ball Fund - for Conservation 

Teachers' Retirement 

Registration Fee for State 

Perpetual Care Donations - Invested . . 
Total Deductions and Agency 



845,926.28 $ 


651,042.95 


150,358.88 


101,714.03 


81,753.61 


70,785.86 


25,752.89 


23,684.92 


.00 


28.13 


2,240.56 


2,197.40 


9,208.00 


4,644.00 


7,750.00 


3,947.25 


10.00 


10.00 


700.00 


950.00 


9,961.00 


.00 


344.38 


566.81 


.00 


300.00 


.00 


1,000.00 


.00 


40,286.94 


505.00 


.00 


12,692.75 


.00 


9.00 


.00 


9,041.32 


.00 



Accounts $ 1,156,253.67 $ 901,158.29 



Total Receipts $16,081,325.81 $15,815,859.93 

Cash on Hand - January 1st 1,031,620.89 1,339,244.93 



Toitial Receipts and Cash on 

on Hand as of January 1st $17,112,946.70 $17,155,104.86 



92 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



DISBURSEMENTS 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1969 1968 

Moderator $ 150.00 $ 150.00 

Selectmen 14,723.07 12,502.07 

Accounting 19,617.44 18,388.97 

Treasurer and Collector 37,511.85 32,840.34 

Assessors 37,358.15 36,274.10 

Town Clerk 12,654.15 24,384.30 

Public Buildings 14,642.12 13,478.99 

Law 9,890.86 5,750.35 

Elections 3,107.92 8,004.19 

Registrars 5,084.30 5,858.46 

Finance Committee 88.55 60.00 

Planning Board 8,269.94 5,383.42 

Board of Appeals 1,987.34 1,649.24 

Personnel Board 150.42 184.72 

Development and Industrial Commission 348.50 4.50 

Town Forest) Committee 879.21 2,602.05 

Conservation Commission 515.73 3,078.00 

Historical Commission 354.79 582.88 

Update Town History .00 425.00 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 28.50 23.50 

Council on Aging I 745.46 197.00 

Bus Service 29,990.73 2,374.63 

Purchase Land: 

Maple Road School 37,300.00 .00 

High School 80,800.00 59,900.00 

Bartlett Park .00 1,601.00 

Summer Street .00 2,150.00 

Acton Road .00 40,000.00 

Sewerage Plant 39,000.00 .00 



Total General Government $ 355,199.03 $ 277,847.71 

PUBLIC SAFETY: 
Police Department - 

Salaries $ 332,335.86 $ 287,660.26 

Expenses and Outlays 39,783.62 25,197.78 

Purchase Cruisers (5) 9,898.98 8,235.00 



Total Police Department $ 382,018.46 $ 321,093.04 

FIRE DEPARTMENT: 

Salaries $ 328,817.48 $ 284,918.12 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 93 

Expenses and Outlays , 

Stabilization Fund 

Construct South Station 

Chief's Car , 

Total Fire Department 

MISCELLANEOUS PROTECTION: 

Hydrant Service 

Tree Warden 

Building Inspector 

Wiring Inspector 

Gas Inspector 

Dog Officer 

Animal Inspector 

Sealer of Weights and Measures . . . 
Civilian Defense 

Total Miscellaneous $ 86,772.93 $ 87,170.23 

PUBLIC HEALTH: 

Salaries and Expense $ 36,983.47 $ 43,283.17 

Quarantine and Vacdine 919.00 1,983.27 

Premature Children .00 831.31 

Vision and Hearing 2,736.00 5,700.00 

Collection of Garbage 46,800.00 26,299.92 

Mosquito Control 4,565.03 5,726.42 

Sewer Advisory Committee .00 908.24 



19,645.91 


17,797.29 


7,500.00 


7,500.00 


.00 


293.68 


2,337,12 


.00 


$ 358,300.51 $ 


310,509.09 


$ 43,005.00 $ 


40,511.00 


22,219.76 


24,635.95 


6,875.82 


7,514.85 


4,546.24 


4,786.70 


2,528.91 


2,975.66 


4,384.80 


4,192.00 


750.00 


750.00 


1,000.00 


400.00 


1,462.40 


1,404.07 



Total Health Department $ 92,004.20 $ 84,732.33 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: 

Salaries $ 142,785.81 $ 137,738.38 

Gasoline 8,949.23 7,999.45 

Fuel, Light and Water 2,999.83 3,037.58 

Telephone and Office Supplies 991.09 980.78 

Street Signs 1,496.46 1,685.85 

Miscellaneous Expense 475.18 414.79 

Materials 29,391.01 24,328.85 

Miscellaneous Equipment 1,633.72 1,206.04 

Machinery Hire and Depreciation 558.00 10,521.00 

Waste Collection 100,427.83 96,813.98 

Machinery Repairs 16,458.93 16,473.53 

Snow and Ice 166,092.51 109,161.63 

Construction 19,349.15 19,602.31 

Chap. 90 - Maintenance and Construction 54,569.67 39,511.64 



94 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Sidewalks 3,469.04 4,323.65 

Reconstruction - Various Streets 1,471.86 2,400.00 

Equipment Purchases 21,534.64 83,402.00 

Chap. 679 - Highway Improvement 7,778.30 4,989.80 

Chap. 616 - Highway Improvement 8,545.13 11,524.36 

Maintenance of Garage 489.35 357.79 

Outlays 4,170.40 .00 



Total Highway Department .... $ 593,637.14 $ 576,473.41 

STREET LIGHTING $ 35,442.20 $ 33,317.95 

CHARITIES: 

Cash and Material Grants .00 $ 195,482.71 

Disability Assistance .00 6,763.87 

Aid to Dependent Children .00 49,089.25 

Medical Assistance 9,742.89 328,545.33 



Total Charities Department $ 9,742.89 $ 579,881.16 

VETERANS' BENEFITS: 

Salaries and Expense $ 2,654.86 $ 2,179.82 

Cash and Material Grants 27,518.07 39,604.03 



Total Veterans' Benefits $ 30,172.93 $ 41,783.85 

SCHOOLS: 

Salaries $ 4,029,330.03 $ 3,220,726.44 

Administration Expense 21,812.84 3,435.77 

Educational Supplies and Services 320,533.12 272,058.08 

Fuel, Light, Water, Telephone 127,533.98 104,023.72 

Repairs 37,999.68 38,282.74 

Janitors and Nurses Supplies 14,196.65 12,450.99 

New Equipment 41,161.76 40,901.64 

Transportation 380,094.04 311,664.88 

Vocational School Expense 4,660.17 5,353.81 

Adult Education 10,304.52 11,580.63 

Athletic 31,082.00 .00 



Total School Department $ 5,018,708.79 $ 4,020,478.70 

SCHOOL REVOLVING FUNDS: 

Cafeteria 350,671.04 333,942.57 

Athletic 5,311.00 33,134.67 

Public Law 89-10 109,892.67 76,658.89 

Public Law 874 119,342.82 102,227.73 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



95 



Total Revolving Funds 

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION 

School Needs Committee 

Bond Flotation 

Total Construction 

REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL .. $ 



LIBRARIES: 

Salaries 

Repairs and Maintenance 
Fuel, Light and Water ..•...., 

Books and Periodicals 

Other Expense 

Outlays 

Total Libraries 

RECREATION: 

Parks 

Varney Playground 

Edwards Beach 

Recreation Commission 

Total Recreation 

INSURANCE: 

Property and Liability 

Group Insurance 

Total Insurance 

UNCLASSIFIED: 

Memorial Day 

Town Clock 

Veterans' Quarters 

Ambulance Service 

Town and Finance Reports . . . 
Workmen's Compensation 

Conservation Fund 

Unpaid Bills - Previous Years 

Revaluation Comimittee 

New Library Committee 



$ 585,217.53 $ 545,963.86 



962,432.08 $ 1,874,158.45 

31,570.83 .00 

5.324.95 7,338.77 



$ 999,327.86 $ 


1,881,497.22 


$ 264,791.00 $ 


78,981.65 


( 60,961.63 $ 


56,889.33 


1,985.21 


547.71 


4,002.55 


3,743.64 


18,289.32 


19,532.89 


5,199.79 


5,336.59 


2,144.07 


7,915.48 



$ 92,582.57 $ 93,965.64 



11,815.23 
2,685.47 
1,792.98 

37,384.63 



8,014.71 

2,747.46 

1,669.86 

25,744.63 



$ 53,678.31 $ 38,176.66 



66,166.29 $ 70,066.36 
62,914.38 59,157.33 



$ 129,080.67 $ 129,223.69 



1,500.00 $ 

280.98 

.00 

4,000.00 

4,103.31 

.00 

1,500.00 

2,204.50 

348.00 

350.00 



1,418.63 

273.60 

399.96 

4,000.00 

3,581.75 

312.00 

.00 

2,064.14 

.00 

.00 



96 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Celebrations Committee 10.00 .00 



Total Unclassified $ 14,296.79 $ 12,050.08 

CEMETERIES: 

Salaries 

Interments 

Labor for Lot Owners 

Repairs, Expense and Outlays 

Beautification 

Hot-Top Roads 

Restore Fences 

Purchase Back-Hoe 

LaDuke Fund 

Water System 

Restore Forefathers Cemetery . ... 



Total Cemetery Department . . . 

NON-REVENUE ACCOUNTS: 

State and County Share-Fees, Licenses 

Payroll Deductions 

Retirement - Pension Expense 

State and County Assessments 
Cemetery Care Bequests and Interest 

Tax Levy Refunds 

Performance Bonds 

Miscellaneous Refunds 

Trust Fund Income Invested 

Total Non-Revenue Accounts ... $ 1,405,625.99 $ 1,220,181.08 

REVENUE CASH INVESTMENT . . . . $ 1,974,021.88 $ 1,200,000.00 

SINKING FUND INVESTMENT .00 40,286.94 

NON-REVENUE CASH INVESTMENT . . 1,343,721.65 1,500,000.00 



$ 23,980.22 $ 


21,271.72 


3,465.46 


3,312.33 


489.10 


372.42 


6,128.53 


7,336.64 


4,990.15 


5,998.05 


.00 


5,200.00 


.00 


5,040.83 


.00 


4,998.00 


.00 


10.00 


2,885.21 


.00 


3,995.47 


.00 


$ 45,934.14 $ 


53,539.99 


$ 8,527.75 $ 


5,133.00 


974,839.42 


922,317.85 


102,630.21 


85,116.00 


183,011.04 


127,409.76 


25,208.65 


9,713.38 


74,401.67 


62,208.84 


23,335.00 


7,625.00 


13,167.25 


657.25 


505.00 


.00 



Total Investment $ 3,317,743.53 $ 2,740,286.94 

INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT: 

Interest-Anticipation of Revenue $ 49,276.38 $ 20,685.28 

Interest-Bonded Debt 253,142.50 203,268.75 

Interest-Anticipation of Bond Issue ... .00 19,875.66 



Total Interest 302,418.88 243,829.69 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 97 

ANTICIPATION OF REVENUE LOANS $ 2,000,000.00 $ 1,000,000.00 
ANTICIPATION OF BOND ISSUE LOANS .00 1,315,000.00 

MATURING DEBT 542,500.00 437,500.00 



Total Debt $ 2,542,500.00 $ 2,752,500.00 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $16,715,196.35 $16,123,483.97 

CASH ON HAND, DEC. 31st 397,750.35 1,031,620.89 



TOTAL $17,112,946.70 $17,155,104.86 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN TREASURER 



Balance, December 31, 1968 
Receipts to December 31,, 1969 



Paid out on 199 Warrants 
Balance, December 31, 1969 



$ 1,031,620.89 
16,081,324.71 

$17,112,945.60 

16,715,196.35 

397,749.25 



REPORT OF THE TAX COLLECTOR 



Levy of 1967 
Personal Property 



Levy of 1968 
Personal Property 
Real Estate 
Excise Taxes 



Levy of 1969 
Personal Property 
Real Estate 
Excise Taxes 



Total Outstanding 1967 



Total Outstanding 1968 



Total Outstanding 1969 
Total Outstanding all year® 



Outstanding 
$280.30 

280.30 

347.70 

000.00 

10,933.08 

11,280.78 

6,357.99 
96,292.13 
31,089.73 

133,739.85 
$145,300.93 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, 
Treasurer and Collector 1 



104 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

June 27, 1969 



To the Board of Selectmen 

Mr. William L. Harvey, Chairman 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the Town of Chelmsford for the period from August 21, 
1966 to November 16, 1968, made in accordance with the provisions 
of Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report made 
to me by Mr. William Schwartz, Assistant Chief of Bureau. 

Very truly yours, 

ARTHUR H. MacKINNON 
Director of Accounts 

Mr. Arthur H. MacKinnon 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

Boston, Massachusetts 

Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, I have made an audit of 
the books and accounts of the town of Chelmsford for the period 
from August 21, 1966, the date of the previous audit, to November 16, 
1968, and submit the following report thereon: 

The financial transactions, as recorded on the books of the several 
departments receiving or disbursing money for the town or commit- 
ting bills for collection, were examined and checked with the records 
of the town accountant and the town treasurer. 

The books and accounts in the office of the town accountant were 
examined and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were checked 
with the treasurer's cash book, while the payments, as entered, were 
compared with the treasurer's cash book and with the treasury 
warrants. The appropriations, transfers, and loans authorized, as re- 
corded on the ledgers, were checked with the town clerk's records of 
town meeting votes and with the finance committee's authorizations 
of transfers from the reserve fund. 

The ledgers were analyzed, a trial balance was taken off proving 
the accounts to be in balance, the necessary adjustments resulting 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 105 

from the audit were made, and a balance Sheet, a copy of which is 
appended to this report, was prepared showing the financial condi- 
tion of the town as of November 16, 1968. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined 
and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were analyzed and 
compared with the town accountant's records, with the records in 
the several departments in which money was collected for the town, 
and with other sources from which money was paid into the town 
treasury. The payments, as recorded, were checked with the war- 
rants authorizing the treasurer to disburse town funds and with the 
town accountant's records. 

The cash balance on November 16, 1968 was proved by reconcilia- 
tion of the bank balances with statements furnished by the banks of 
deposit, by examination of the savings bank books, and by verifica- 
tion of the certificates of deposit. 

While reconciling the treasurer's cash it was noted that the 
treasurer had on deposit in a bank an amount in excess of the limit 
allowed by General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 55, which reads, in 
part, as follows: 

"A city, town, or district or regional school district shall 
not at any one time have on deposit in a bank or trust com- 
pany or banking company an amount exceeding sixty per 
cent of the capital and surplus of such bank or trust company 
or banking company, unless satisfactory security is given to 
it by such bank or trust company or banking company for 
such excess." 

The payments on account of maturing debt and interest were 
verified by comparison with the amounts falling due and with the 
cancelled securities and coupons on file. The outstanding coupons 
were listed and reconciled with a statement furnished by the bank of 
deposit. 

The records of payroll deductions on account of Federal and State 
taxes, the county retirement system, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and 
the group insurance were examined and reconciled with the trea- 
surer's and the accountant's books. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the invest- 
ments of the several trust and investment funds in the custody of the 
town treasurer and the trustees were personally examined and listed. 



106 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

The income was proved, and all transactions and balances wetre veri- 
fied by comparison with the books of the town accountant. 

The records of tax titles and tax possessions held by the town were 
examined and checked. The amounts added to the tax title account 
were compared with the collector's records. The reported tax title 
redemptions and the tax possessions sold were checked with the 
receipts as recorded on the treasurer's books, and the tax titles and 
tax possessions on hand were listed, proved, and checked with the 
records at the Registry of Deeds. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector were examined and 
checked. The tax and excise accounts outstanding according to the 
previous examination, as well as all subsequent commitments, were 
verified and checked with the assessors' warrants issued for their 
collection. The payments to the treasurer were verified, the recorded 
abatements were compared with the assessors' records of abatements 
granted, and the outstanding accounts were listed and reconciled with 
the controlling accounts in the accountant's ledger. 

The commitments of departmental accounts receivable were ex- 
amined and checked. The recorded receipts were checked with the 
payments to the treasurer, the abatements, as entered, were checked 
with the departmental records of abatements granted, and the out- 
standing accounts were listed, reconciled with the departmental 
records, and proved with the respective accounts in the town accoun- 
tant's ledger. 

Further verification of the outstanding accounts was made by 
mailing notices to a number of persons Whose names appeared on the 
books as owing money to the town, the replies received thereto 
indicating that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The records of departmental cash collections by the town clerk, 
the board of selectmen, the sealer of weights and measures, and the 
inspectors of buildings, wiring and gas, as well as by the police, fire, 
health, highway, public welfare, school, library, and cemetery depart- 
ments, and by all other departments in which money was collected 
for the town, were examined and checked. The payments to the town 
treasurer were verified, and the cash on hand in the several depart- 
ments was proved by actual count. 

The surety bonds filed by the several town officials for the faith- 
ful performance of their duties were examined and found to be in 
proper form. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 107 

Appended to this report, in addition to the balance sheet, are 
tables showing a reconciliation of the treasurer's cash, summaries of 
the tax, excise, tax title, tax possession, and departmental accounts, 
as well as schedules showing the condition and transactions of the 
trust and investment funds. 

For the cooperation extended by all town officials during the 
progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and for 
myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM SCHWARTZ 
Assistant Chief of Bureau 



108 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




Gerald C. Tucke, Chairman 



George R. Bixby, 






Edward S. 


Marshall, 


Vice Chairman 








Secretary 


Carol C. Cleven 






William 1 


?. Murphy 




Thomas L. 


Rivard, Superintendent 




Year Teachers 


Non-Teachers 


Budget 


Expenditures** 


Enrollment 


1955 78 


13 


$ 454,510.00 


$ 449,928.12 


2,115 


1960 156 


25 


1,049,950.00 


1,021,931.94 


3,503 


1965 285 


83 


2,406,614.00 


2,333,236.21 


6,048 


1966 312 


92 


2,859,284.00 


2,781,855.07 


6,713 


1967 350 


95 


3,358,670.00 


3,229,618.01 


7,355 


1968 406 


117 


4,043,527.00 


4,037,378.17 


7,806 


1969 441 


240 


5,120,008.00 


5,007,109.18 


8,296 


1970* 480 


258 


*** 




8,880 



♦Estimated 
**Excludes Federal Funds 
"**Not Finalized at Time of Printing 



The Annual Report for 1969: A Record of Selected Educational Events 
of Special Interest and Importance 

On March 3, 1969, as a result of a change in the town's by-laws, 
the membership of the School Committee was increased from three 
to five. The new members, as have the previous members, discovered 
that providing meaningful education in a world of rapid change is 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 109 

demanding, difficult, and extremely challenging. 

Today's educational system must cope not only with an amazing 
technological revolution, but also with the demands of a social revolu- 
tion. Increasingly schools are being asked to contribute toward help- 
ing to solve the great social problems of our times — problems created 
by poverty, racial strife, and domestic discord. 

This year, perhaps more than in any other time, the Chelmsford 
Public Schools found themselves challenged by issues not exclusive 
to Chelmsford, but common to numerous other communities, to the 
nation, and to the world. 

Consequently the quality and relevance of both curriculum and 
instructional methods are being critically examined. Efforts are being 
made to create more opportunities for dialogue between and among 
pupils, teachers, parents, and administrators. 

Attention is also being focused on subjects previously relegated 
to agencies outside the realm of education. For example, drugs and 
their effects on human life, and the area of sexuality, together with 
all other aspects of health and hygiene, are being studied by a Citi- 
zen's Advisory Committee empowered to recommend ways by means 
of which coverage of these areas can be provided within the curri- 
culum. 

To the credit of the student body and the professional staff, 1969, 
though it posed many new educational challenges, was a very success- 
ful year — one in which significant educational progress was made. 

Enrollment and Housing: 

Enrollment figures found at the beginning of this report show an 
increase of 490 students for this year (exclusive of 109 students en- 
rolled in Nashoba Technical School) and an anticipated increase of 
534 students for the 1970-71 school year. These statistics serve as a 
reminder that space and class size will remain major concerns for 
some years to come. 

Despite the opening of the Maple Road Elementary School next 
September, emergency spaces must still be used to house some ele- 
mentary students. While double sessions will be avoided for the 
1970-71 school year, the projected school enrollment figures indicate 
that double sessions will become a reality at the secondary level in 
the fall of 1971 and will remain in effect until the new high school 
is opened. 

In considering long range planning for school needs it must also 



110 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

be remembered that, by statute, Chelmsford is required to establish a 
kindergarten program by September, 1973. 

Personnel: 

In 1969 the following members of the Chelmsford Public School 
teaching staff retired after many years of distinguished service; Miss 
Ernestine E. Maynard, business teacher, Senior High School, thirty- 
five years; Mrs. Grace Pettee, Department Head of English, Junior 
High School, eight years; Mrs. Grace (Taylor) Johnson, elementary 
teacher, Harrington School, fifteen years. 

During the entire school year 105 teachers resigned and three 
were granted leave of absence. This figure represents approximately 
a 29 percent turnover. Throughout the state the percentage averaged 
21.5. 

In addition to replacements for the above teachers, 35 new per- 
sonnel were added to the staff. These staff additions were made to 
meet the demands of increased enrollment, to provide for adequate 
and relevant curriculum development, and to make possible the 
maintenance of existing class size standards. 



(31k JHemorram 



It was with deep sorrow that the community received 
news of the death of Mr. William Niland on July 18, 1969. 
While his career as an attendance officer was limited to but 
three years, he established himself during that period of time 
as one sincerely interested in the problems of youth. 



Some Observations Concerning the Educational Program: 

The critical study of the present curriculum and its probable 
course of development is inescapable if Chelmsford is to keep abreast 
of advanced educational knowledge, research, and techniques — that 
is, if it is to produce future citizens who will be leaders in, and will 
adjust better to, the emerging new society that is now so dramatically 
and rapidly developing around them. 

Desirable changes in curriculum necessitate extensive involve- 
ment in such projects as: teachers' workshops and institutes, increased 
specialization of staff, teacher aides, expansion of libraries, travel, 
and research. 

One can see, however, that changes in the educational process are 
the consequence of the swift alteration in our modern way of life. If 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 111 

students are to be at home in their world, the process of educational 
change will not end here. New educational positions, emphases, and 
services are integral to the growth of the contemporary school system. 

In order to provide each student with an educational opportunity 
commensurate with his abilities, every attempt is being made to pro- 
vide for individual differences. To facilitate these attempts, a pro- 
gram of teacher aides has been established. Chelmsford currently 
employs 80 teacher aides who perform monitorial and clerical duties. 
Specifically, the monitorial aspects of the program consist of play- 
ground and recess duty, noon supervision, and bus duty in the morn- 
ings and afternoons. The clerical tasks involve duplicating, typing, 
filing, collecting lunch money and milk money, keeping attendance 
records, and assisting with library work and keeping inventory 
records. 

The use of teacher aides helps to free teachers for the planning 
and executing of increasingly individualized programs of instruction. 
Providing the most beneficial learning situation is a full time activity 
for teachers. 

Each of the schools has a specified number of hours per day of 
teacher aide time. Teacher aide assistance is provided in each, school 
according to pupil enrollment and grade level assignments for the 
current school year. 

Everyone is well aware that the information explosion has neces- 
sitated a shift from an emphasis on factual content to an emphasis on 
information gathering and evaluative skills. The sheer weight, 
volume, and extent of information now available in any given sub- 
ject area would frustrate an attempt to provide total coverage of the 
facts relating to a specific subject, even if such coverage were con- 
sidered desirable. Today's student must learn how to locate, evaluate, 
synthesize, and use the information that he needs. In keeping with 
this emphasis, a program has been initiated to provide at least mini- 
mal library services in all elementary schools. In older schools that 
contain no facilities for a separate library rlooim, a segment of the 
cafeteria or of another suitable facility will be adapted to serve as a 
library area. Each year, within the limitations of the budget, this 
program will be continued until all elementary schools have adequate 
library facilities. 

Study is also underway to determine ways in which library 
services for all students can be increased. A wide variety of cur- 
rent general and special periodicals relating both to curriculum and 
to student interests are included in the secondary schools' library 
collections. At all grade levels, resource materials and trade books 
are constantly being updated. 



112 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

In the interest of economy, and in order to avoid needless dupli- 
cation while providing more extensive service for all children, the 
combined personnel of the school and town libraries have held several 
joint meetings. It is anticipated that many recommendations for the 
improvement of all library services will be one of the important out- 
comes of these meetings. 

In September, as the first step toward providing an effective 
integrated school health program, sdhool nurses and nurses' aides 
joined the school staff. As mentioned earlier in this report, signifi- 
cant changes in society have caused the attention of the schools to 
be directed forcefully to all aspects of health education. Health 
services should be made available to help students attain their maxi- 
mum personal and educational development. The report of the 
President's Commission on National Goals (1960) states: 

We should increase the emphasis in our educational 
system, particularly in the elementary and second- 
ary school curriculum, on the study of man as a 
biological organism and of the effect of physical and 
emotional environment on personal health. 

During the past several years we have seen new courses added to 
the high school curriculum. Some of these new courses or course 
modifications have been designed primarily for the high school ter- 
minal students. Currently under consideration is a work-study pro- 
gram designed to keep the potential dropout in school. While this 
work-study program would represent an important Step forward, 
there are still many challenges facing us in our attempt to provide a 
relevant program of instruction for each student. 

This year has witnessed the realization of a number of new direc- 
tions in various curriculum areas as illustrated in the following state- 
ments, taken from coordinators' reports representing major disciplines 
in the 1-12 program of study: 

From the Coordinator of Social Studies: 

"Three factors should be consulted in making rational decisions 
relating to the social studies curriculum for the schools: 

The characteristics and needs of the society which 
the school serves and in which the learner lives, and 
will live as a citizen; the substantive knowledge or 
content that is available to be taught from the 
social science disciplines including anthropology, 
sociology, economics and political science, as well as 
history and geography; and what is known about the 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 113 

learners' abilities, needs, life goals, and learning 
processes. 

The decade now ending has been somewhat revolutionary in all 
three aspects. The changing society has been one marked by desire 
to experiment and with a strong feeling of commitment and a demand 
for active involvement in decision making. The behavioral sciences 
have made great progress in the accumulation of knowledge and the 
development of theories which can help students; understand people's 
behavior, individually and in groups. Specialists in learning theory 
and those trying out new curricula in mathematics and science have 
challenged older ideas about readiness and the age level at which 
concepts and intellectual skills can be introduced successfully. 

It is encouraging to note that as we move into the seventies, the 
social studies program in the Chelmsford schools is in the main- 
stream of the so-called "new" social studies. The program is co>m- 
miltited to the broad goal of citizenship education with a "spaceship 
earth" perspective. It focuses on concepts and generalizations from 
the social sciences, not on the rote memoirdzation of facts and empha- 
sizes the development of various types of (thinking processes in realiz- 
ing that these constitute the most important social studies goals. The 
Chelmsford program recognizes individual differences in children 
and attempts to teach different students differently. It provides for 
the active involvement of students through the use of inquiry and 
discovery teaching strategies and through the selective use of media. 

The continuing development of the Chelmsford program in social 
studies is being accomplished through the untiring efforts of an out- 
standing teaching staff who are field testing and implementing new 
materials and teaching strategies, such as the analytical courses in 
government and political science to freshmen elecitives in Asian 
studies and a seminar in U. S. History for seniors, a sociology course 
for seventh graders, and the study of a variety of cultures in primary 
classrooms. The staff's efforts have been assisted by an active citi- 
zenry in the community who have made possible experiences such 
as. a colonial child's day simulation at the Old Chelmsford Garrison 
House by second grade pupils and examination of case studies in local 
government involving civic leaders by political science students at 
Chelmsford Junior High Sdhjool." 

From the Coordinator of Science: 

"The first task and basic purpose of science education in Chelms- 
ford is to awaken in the student, whether or not he will become a 
professional scientist, a sense of the joy and the intellectual power 
of science. In addition to disseminating knowledge and developing 



114 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

skills, the program strives to preserve and transmit the cultural heri- 
tage, promote free inquiry, encourage creative spirit and build the 
increasing technical competences demanded for modern living. 

The elementary level utilizes materials developed by three major 
science curriculum reform efforts sponsored by the National Science 
Foundation. The program is a material-centered approach in which 
every elementary classroom actually becomes a laboratory. This ap- 
proach provides each learner with opportunities to participate accord- 
ing to his own level of ability, interact witlh his peers, and improve 
his understanding of both the products and processes of the scientific 
enterprise. This year we are continuing with the trial and evaluation 
of two major curriculum reform efforts. The American Association 
for the Advancement of Science Program has been implemented in 
grades one and two at the Harrington School with plans to extend 
this program into grade three next year. Science Curriculum Improve- 
ment Study is undergoing a second year of trial in grade one at the 
Westlands School, and following this year of evaluation, the pro- 
gram will be expanded to include grade two. 

The secondary level offers a variety of specialized science courses 
that allows all of the students the opportunities to gain insights into 
the broad spectrum of science and also have the opportunity to pursue 
in-depth studies in areas of specialized interest. The program of 
studies will be developed to include an Advanced Chemistry program 
and a Seminar in Science. These twoi new courses will be imple- 
mented next year. 

The future of science, including the role it plays in our society, 
will not be decided solely by the scientist but also by the non- 
scientist. To make wise decisions, the non-scientist will have to have 
an understanding of the real nature of science. The Chelmsford 
Science Program is aiming for this goal." 

From the Coordinator of Reading: 

"Reading research indicates that a reading program in order to 
be effective must start in the kindergarten and continue through 
Grade Twelve. 

The program of reading instruction in Chelmsford is based on 
this premise and is one of gradual and continuous growth. 

School and classroom organizations have been planned to provide 
efficient reading instruction while methods and materials are pro- 
vided to give the accelerated, the average and the less able the 
services they require. 



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Despite organizational planning and improved materials and 
methods, there are some children who do not respond to reading 
instruction because of emotional, social, physical, mental or neurologi- 
cal reasons. These underachievers receive corrective and remedial 
instructions from a staff of reading specialists. 

The aim of the Reading Department is to provide a well balanced 
reading program designed to meet the needs of all students and em- 
ploying new materials and methods of instruction when research in- 
dicates that these methods are basically sound." 

From the Coordinator of Language Arts: 

"Recent years have witnessed the evolution of a grade 1-12 scope 
and sequence chart for the coverage of language arts skills, the adop- 
tion of a contemporary language arts text series in grades 3-6 and a 
multi-level spelling program in grades 2-6, the development of 
teacher-prepared text replacement materials for grades one and two, 
and the preparation of extensive supplementary units in sentence 
building, dictionary skills, composition, and poetry study for the 
elementary grades. Many of the latter units have been selected for 
inclusion in the appendix of the Massachusetts English Advisory 
Report, in which guidelines for the teaching of English in the State 
of Massachusetts will be set forth. 

At the secondary level, teacher-prepared components of a new 
approach to English curriculum are currently being piloted and 
evaluated in several grade eight classes and will eventually serve as 
a basis for curriculum revision in grades seven and nine. In addition, 
a number of multi-media kits have been prepared for use with units 
covering mythology, the study of the Bible as literature, and various 
major authors. In grade 12 film stludy has been incorporated into 
the program on a limited basis and experiments with the use of brief 
student developed videotape productions have been conducted by two 
English department members. 

At all grade levels increased use has been made of visual media 
including film, videotape, transparencies, and filmstrips. Some at- 
tempts have been made to include interdisciplinary units in the langu- 
age arts curriculum, and additional ventures in this area are contem- 
plated. In addition, a limited number of electives will soon be made 
available at the senior high level, and it is (hoped that the number and 
variety of such offerings will be expanded in the future. Above all 
an increased emphasis has been placed on inquiry approaches in the 
classroom and on the active involvement of students in problem solv- 
ing techniques relating to communication. 



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Recent research into the problems of language arts instruction, 
the effects of the media revolution, and increasing emphasis on 
greater individualization of instruction have created the demand for 
a more vital and varied language arts program than schools have 
known in the past. In Chelmsford every attempt has been made to 
meet this demand through the development of a relevant program, 
one in which primary attention is given to the development of stu- 
dent abilities to communicate effectively and evaluate intelligently." 

From the Coordinator of Mathematics: 

"A major objective of mathematical training in Chelmsford is 
the training in mathematical modes of thought. These modes are not 
quite mathematical concepts themselves, but are rather understand- 
ings and procedures whidh are implicit in the study of all mathe- 
matical topics. 

They include ideas and processes which might, by some, be 
labeled problem solving and by others, creative thinking. Little, if 
any, of this can be taught as a separate topic in a text or a unit in a 
curriculum. Students can be helped to develop creativity and pro- 
blem solving ability only if teachers constantly and repeatedly lead 
them to and through problem solving and discovery processes and 
encourage them to strike out mentally for themselves into problem 
situations or into areas new to them. This forms a bridge be- 
tween mathematical concepts and methodological ideas. 

The emphasis of mathematics in the Chelmsford School System 
is on mathematical structures learned in an atmosphere of active in- 
quiry. The student is encouraged to think for himself and to realize 
that there are often a variety of ways to reach a solution. We have 
a spiral curriculum where the student meets many basic mathe- 
matical ideas very early on an informal level, and he broadens and 
deepens these concepts as long as he continues in the mathematics 
sequence. 

A coordinated effort has been made in the elementary schools 
to individualize the teaching of mathematics to students. Supple- 
mental materials, manipulative devices, and skill building materials 
are being utilized in order to provide for different levels of ability. 
The dhild emerging from the elementary program should have a 
thorough grounding in both arithmetic and intuitive geometry. 

At the secondary level there is a wide variety of mathematics 
courses offered. Some of these topics have become the foundations 
upon which applications to the sciences, engineering, and mathe- 
matics itself are built. Most of the topics covered in our secondary 
mathematics curriculum have become part of what every person 



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should know in order to understand the complex world in which he 
lives. Many new materials, methods, and grouping practices are em- 
ployed in the math program to best meet the needs of individuals. 

Mathematics is presented as a way of thinking. In the very pro- 
cess of learning the concepts, skills and uses of mathematics, the stu- 
dent will have had a valuable experience. What is valuable about 
the mathematics program in Chelmsford is not that it is new, but 
rather that it offers an opportunity to children of all abilities to learn 
mathematics in a more meaningful way than had heretofore been 
possible." 

Of General Interest: 

Federal Funds — This year, as in the past, Chelmsford has taken full 
advantage of federal funds. Financial assistance was received for the 
improvement of programs and instruction in science, language arts, 
mathematics, foreign languages, social studies, business education, 
libraries, and art. However, the funding of these projects was less 
than had been anticipated. 

Under a Title III grant, Chelmsford, together with nineteen other 
communities continued its participation in the cooperative Merrimack 
Valley Education Center. The purpose of this regional cooperative 
is to determine what services might be better provided through the 
combined efforts and financing of a significant number of school 
systems. The primary emphases during the first year of service were 
on early childhood education, teacher institutes concerned with the 
training of perceptually handicapped students and the improvement 
of elementary instruction, computer guidance for high school students, 
analysis of the feasibility of sponsoring regional classes for the deaf 
and hard of hearing, assistance in the writing of federal projects, and 
dissemination of information prepared by the National Center for 
Educational Research and Development. 

School Lunch — Although the school lunch program was consider- 
ably expanded during the school year, primary responsibility for the 
fact that the program operated at a deficit can be traced to a rise in 
labor and food costs coupled with decrease in available federal com- 
modities. Cafeteria receipts for the school year ending June 30, 1969, 
were $246,287.00. State and federal aid for the same period totaled 
$89,822.00. A total of 851,234 student lunches were served during the 
school year 1968-1969. 

Continuous Progress Plan — The Harrington School is now in its 
second year of operation under a continuous progress plan of educa- 
tion. The function of the school is learner-centered. Programs are 
being dhanged to develop the learner as an individual and a member 



118 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

of society. The means by which this is being accomplished have as 
their focus ways of knowing and thinking. The emphasis is on the 
individual. The learning opportunities are varied. Children inquire. 
Knowledge is viewed as existing in terms of its methods of inquiry. 
The child is active. He participates in decisions about outcomes de- 
sired and the means of obtaining them. He carries the responsibility 
for learning because he wants to. The teacher participates in deci- 
sions about ends and means but actually provides resources rather 
than didactic direction. This plan recognizes the many aspects of 
developmental differences of children and uses these aspects in work- 
ing towards highly individualized programs. 

These types of programs are facilitated by teaming of teachers, 
utilizing various grouping patterns (homogeneous, heteroganeous, 
multi-aged etc.) and consequently utilizing many different types of 
physical spaces within the limitation of a school building. Con- 
sequently, the new Maple Road School which will be opening in 
September of 1970 has a modified internal design which has many 
varied size spaces from large group areas to very small areas for 
individual work in addition to conventional size classrooms. Educa- 
tionally, the Maple Road School will have as its prime function 
a continuous progress plan with individualized instruction as its 
major goal. 

High School Graduating Class — 361 graduated in the high school 
class of 1969 with 72 per cent going on to post secondary education. 
Of this number, 43 per cent enrolled in four year degree granting 
colleges, 15 per cent in two year colleges and 14 per cent in technical, 
business or nursing schools. 

In their junior year, 76 members of this class participated in the 
National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests. Two members of this 
competing group were finalists and received certificates of merit 
Twelve other students received letters of commendation. One of the 
finalists was awarded a four-year scholarship by Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. 

On the other end of the educational continuum, 34 students 
who entered high school with the members of this class left high 
school for various reasons before their class graduated in 1969. A 
solution to the problem of dropouts appears to be an intensive in- 
dividualized counseling program together with course offerings — 
including a work study program — more closely geared to the needs 
and ability of these students. 

Saturday and Summer Enrichment Programs — The courses offered 
in both the Saturday and summer secondary programs are designed 
to supplement, enrich and accelerate the work of the regular school 



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year. The courses offered in the summer program included Pre-9th 
and 10th Grade English, General Mathematics, Remedial Algebra, 
Typing, and Driver Education. 217 students were included in the 
program. 

This year the course offerings on Saturday mornings included 
Algebra, Typing and Driver Education. 146 students participated in 
the program. 

Adult Education — Adult education offers all citizens, regardless of 
age or previous experience, the opportunity to grow in knowledge 
and understanding and to acquire technical and professional skill. This 
year 442 adults are enrolled in 21 courses. In the spring of 1970, 
Northern Essex Community College will offer, as part of the Adult 
Evening Program, college credited academic courses. 

Special Education — A year ago provision was made for special in- 
struction of children with multiple motor, perceptual and language 
disorders. Although this program is in its infancy, it is already prov- 
ing its value. 

Educational Advisory Committee — Study projects completed June 
this year included: a survey of the school nurse program, a study of 
school bus safety, the updating of the Committee's excursion booklet, 
a study of the teacheir aide program, a revision of the by-laws of the 
Educational Advisory Commiittee, and an in-deptlh study of the ESEA 
Title III Project entitled "A Planning Model for a Secondary School 
Utilizing a Multi-Dimensional Approach for Optimum Flexibility." 
Currently under study is a work study program for secondary 
students. 

Senior High School Evaluation — Some time late in the fall of 1970 
or early in the spring of 1971, the Senior High School will be 
evaluated for accreditation by the New England Association of Col- 
leges and Secondary Schools, Inc. The primary goal of this evalua- 
tion is to measure the effectiveness of the school's curriculum and 
teaching methods in meeting the needs of all its students. In prepara- 
tion for this evaluation, the high school staff will begin a process 
of self-evaluation through a series of institutes, workshops and 
meetings. 

IN CONCLUSION 

Sincere thanks are extended to the town officials and boards, to 
the school personnel, to the Parent-Teacher Associations, and to the 
citizens of Chelmsford for their cooperation and assistance. Their 
support and confidence have been both gratifying and appreciated. 



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BUDGET ANALYSIS 

This year's proposed budget again reflects recent growth in school 
population as well as improved teaching services. The impact of the 
resultant current building program is reflected in the provision for 
an additional 35 teachers. 

The School Committee shares the general concern over the fact 
that adequate support of our public scho'ol system appears to involve 
the imposition of an increasingly heavy burden on our local tax 
structure. This concern has prompted us to attempt every possible 
economy, short of those which might threaten to impair our present 
educational standards or facilities. We still consider it our duty, 
however, to work for the continued maintenance and improvement 
of our standards. 

A summary of income and expenditures of tlhe Chelmsford Public 
Schools for the year 1969 and the budget recommended for 1970 
is contained in the Finance Committee's annual REPORT AND 
RECOMMENDATIONS. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 121 



ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEEDS AND BUILDING COMMITTEE 



Philip E. Campbell, Chairman 
Edward A. Bunker Gerald C. Tucke 

Roy C. Stephenson Edward S. Marshall 

Wesley M. Harper Carol C. Cleven, Secretary 

The past year, 1969, did not see any slow down in thle pace of 
school building in Chelmsford. Although we did not open any new 
schools we did start construction on a new elementary school 1 ion Maple 
Road in South Chelmsford. This facility is the first in the town which 
is a copy of an existing building since it is a close approximate of the 
Harrington School on Richardson Road. 

The reasons it was decided to replicate an existing facility are 
two fold: thelre was a great saving in the time necessary for the 
preparation of the architects plans, and there was also a substantial 
savings in the fee to be paid to the architect. So this new building 
will be ready, barring any unforeseen delays, in the fall of 1970 when 
it will be needed ta house 26 robins full of children. 

The elementary situation will not be at an end as yet since there 
is a need to build another school,, on the site purchased, on Pine Hill 
Road. Some preliminary planning for this building such as surveys 
are going ahead and it is anticipated more definite steps will be taken 
in 1970 to have the necessary classrooms as foreseen by the Marshall 
Report. 

This additional elementary school Will be needed because of the 
State's requirement to provide Kindergarten space by September, 1973. 

Presently the Elementary School Needs Committee is awaiting the 
final educational needs and specifications to be finalized by the School 
Committee sta steps may be taken to present the town with the facts 
of the need for a new high school. It is anticipated that a special town 
meeting will be called in the spring of this year. 

At the present time it is anticipated that the new high school 
will need to house over 2000 students. It is further expected that when 
it is completed the present facility will be needed, as will the pre- 
sent Junior High, to be Middle Schools for grades 6, 7 and 8. 

As has been true before we would like to present a more glowing 



122 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

picture but this is not possible at this time. There is still the need 
to house children and coupling this with the constantly rising build- 
ing costs the picture is certainly not rosy. 

The committee wishes to take this opportunity to thank the 
Board of Selectmen, and the many other town officials who have 
made the difficult job of providing spaces to educate children a little 
easier. We also wish to thank those interested townspeople who 
have shown an interest and a willingness to help. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PHILIP E. CAMPBELL, 
Chairman 



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NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT COMMITTEE 

ANNUAL REPORT -1969 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School opened for the first time 
on September 3, 1969, with an enlrdllment in Grades 9 and 10 and some 
high school graduates who wished to obtain occupational skills. 

Some delays in construction required finishling touches after the 
opening and delivery delays of equipment and furniture required 

schedule and program adjustments. 

Shifts were experienced in the enrollment with some students 
withdrawing and others applying and entering the school after the 
opening. 

A program of Historical Restoration was implemented in con- 
junction with the Plimoth Plantation. 

STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE 

The District Committee approved the following statement: 
The basic objective of the Nashoba Valley Technical 
High School is to provide, for residents of this 
district, an educational center where they will 
receive occupational training, academic education, 
and cultural enrichment; that will assist them in 
developing their personal philosophies; and that 
will contribute to their becoming more productive 
members of society. 

ADMISSION POLICY 

The following preliminary admission policy was approved with 
tentative enrollment quotas for each town. Every effort will be made 
to maintain flexibility so that every town's interest will be equitably 
served. 

The selection of pupils for admission will be based on the follow- 
ing: 

1. AGE AND GRADE: An applicant must be at least 14 years old 
and/or have successfully completed the eighth grade. 

2. SCHOOL RECORD: An applicant's school must provide a com- 
plete transcript of his standardized test scores, school marks,, 
conduct, and attendance record for grades 7 and 8 (9, if 
applicable). 

3. STANDARDIZED TEST: An aptitude test is required of all 
applicants. 

4. RECOMMENDATIONS: A realistic and frank appraisal of the 
student must be submitted by the applicant's counselor and/or 
school principal. Industrial Arts Teachers may also be included. 



124 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

5. PERSONAL INTERVIEW: Each applicant will be interviewed 
by the Guidance Director so that an appraisal of motivations and 
interests may be determined. 

6. PROGRAM AVAILABILITY & ACCEPTANCE: The applicant's 
credentials will be evaluated by an admissions committee so as 
to determine (1) Purposeful desire to attend, (2) Demonstrated 
responsibility and maturity, (3) Apparent capacity to succeed in 
his Vocational choice and (4) Availability of his program of choice. 

COURSES 

School opened with nine vocational courses: Automotive, Mill & 
House Carpentry, Commercial Art, Drafting, Electricity, Electronics, 
Graphic Arts, Machine and Metal Fabrication. Along with the shop 
and related classwork in each of the courses 1 the students also re- 
ceive the required instruction in academic subjects such as English, 
Social Studies, Math, Sdience and Physical Education, which will 
earn them their high school diploma in addition to their vocational 
certification. 

FINANCIAL AID 

The financial aid picture was favorable this opening year. Since 
our state aid is based on a fiscal year, additional benefits will be 
realized in 1970-1971. 

Some of the benefits are: 

100% reimbursement of salaries for vocational instructors 

(17) for the first year; 
75% reimbursement for the 2nd year; and 
50% reimbursement thereafter; 
100% reimbursement for all bus transportation each year; 
50% reimbursement each year for the net operational cost of the 
school less the items mentioned above. 

Reimbursements frOm federal funds, PL 88-210 and PL 90-576, 
amounted to $320,619. 

Other operating cost reimbursements and grants will be forth- 
coming for the student lunch program, additional new equipment, etc. 

In the capital area, the annual principle payment on the bonds 
is 65% reimbursable. Also, the reimbursement for planning costs was 
$165,138. 

The re-established 15% state Regional School Aid (RSA) to the 
District towns brought a favorable return this year. Under this act, 
the amounts received by the four towns were: 

Chelmsford $192,710 

Groton 37,859 

Littleton 36,103 

Westford 70,773 

The four towns received these additional amounts because they 
are members of the Nashloba Valley Technical High School District. 

Both the reimbursement money and the balance of the bond 
monies has earned substantially more money than expected. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 125 

It is interesting to note how the 15% additional aid to each town 
compared with the town's assessment for the District's budget. 

1969 Oper. 1969 Cap. 

Budget Budget Total —15% Reim. Net Cost 



Chelmsford 


$168,547 


$96,244 


$264,791 


$192,710 


$72,081 


Groton 


28,564 


14,260 


42,824 


37,859 


4,965 


Littleton 


40,560 


20,440 


61,000 


36,103 


24,897 


Westford 


55,605 


29,999 


85,604 


70,773 


14,831 



The above example relative to 15% aid refers only to this aid 
received by the towns and doesn't reflect the many varied staJtle and 
federal aid inputs directly to the District school. 

With more funds being made available at the federal level for 
vocational education, the future for Na9hoba Tech looks very good. 

Although vocational education obviously is costly, tihie federal and 
state subsidies help to keep it close to the level of regular schooling. 

In the long run, based on its impact on the economy, the labor 
market, the taxable personal incomes, etc., vocational education 
Does Not Cost - It Pays! 



STATEMENT OF AUDIT 



Nashoba Valley Technical High School 

District Committee 

Westford, Massachusetts 01886 

December 29, 1969 
Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and accounts 
of the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District for the period 
from October 4, 1965 to October 18, 1969, made in accordance with the 
provisions of Chapter 44, General Laws. This is in the form Of a re- 
port made to me by Mr. William Schwartz, Assistant Chief of Bureau. 

Very truly yours, 

ARTHUR H. MacKINNON 
Director of Accounts 



126 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

Mr. Arthur H. MacKinnon 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

Boston, Massachusetts 



Sir: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and ac- 
counts of the Nashoba Valley Technical High School District for the 
period from October 4, 1965, the date of its establishment, to October 
18,, 1969, and submit the following report thereon: 

An examination and verification was made of the recorded 
financial transactions of the district as shown on the books of the 
departments receiving or disbursing money or committing bills for 
collection. 

The books and accounts of the district treasurer were examined 
and checked in detail. The recorded receipts on account of town 
^assessments, loans, interest on investments, State reimbursments, 
Federal grants, and the school lunch program were listed, compared 
with the deposits in the bank account, and verified by checking with 
sources from which payments were made into the district treasury. 
The payments were checked with the approved warrants of the dis- 
trict school committee and with the vouchers and cancelled checks on 
file. 

The district treasurer's cash balance on October 18, 1969 was 
proved by reconciliation of the bank balance with a statement re- 
ceived from the bank of deposit and by verification of the United 
States Treasury bills. 

The records pertaining to funded debt and temporary loans in 
anticipation of serial issue were examined and checked. The loans 
issued were compared with the treasurer's receipts, while the pay- 
ments on account of debt and interest were proved with the amounts 
falling due and checked with the cancelled securities and coupons on 
file. The outstanding coupons on October 18, 1969 were listed and re- 
conciled with a statement received from the bank of deposit, 

The interest earned by the investment of district funds in United 
States Treasury bills and certificates of deposit was proved and 
checked with the amounts credited to the bank account. 

The surety bond of the district treasurer filed for the faithful 
performance of his duties was examined and found to be in proper 
form. 

The records of financial votes passed by the district school com- 



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mittee were examined and listed. The appropriations voted were 
compared With the bookkeeper's charges against appropriations, and 
the assessments against member towns for capital and operating 
costs were checked for compliance with the articles of agreement. 

The books and accounts in the office of the district bookkeeper 
were examined and checked. The receipts as recorded were checked 
with the treasurer's records of receipts, while the payments were 
compared with the treasury warrants authorizing the disbursement 
of district funds. 

Ledger accounts were analyzed for the period of the audit, and 
a balance sheet,, which is appended to this report, was prepared show- 
ing the financial condition of the district on October 18, 1969. 

The records of the district school lunch receipts were examined 
and checked. The payments to the district treasurer were verified and 
the cash in the savings bank account was verified. 

In addition to the balance sheet, there are appended to this 
report tables showing a reconciliation of the district treasurer's cash 
and summaries of the 'assessment, payroll deduction, and school lunch 
accounts. 

For the cooperation extended by the district officials during the 
progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my assistants and for my- 
self, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM SCHWARTZ 

Assistant Chief of Bureau 



128 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

NASHOBA VALLEY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT COMMITTEE 



Chelmsford 

Stratos G. Dukakis 1972 

Thomas F. Markham. Jr. 1970 

G. Paul Normandin (Resigned 4/69 
George J. Odell. Treasurer 1971 

Joseph A. Patenaude (Appt. 5/69) 1970 

Groton 

Albert D. Martin 1970 

Jordan F. Waugh 1972 

Littleton 

Harvey W. Atkins, Chairman 1971 

Augustine L. Kish, Vice-Chairman 1972 

Westford 

John E. Conway, Jr. (Appt. 8/69) 1970 

Richard W. Hall (Resigned 5/69) 

Percy O. Daley. Jr.. Secretary 1970 

SUPERINTENDENT-DIRECTOR 
Thomas Lafionatis 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR 
Bernholdt Nystrom 

GUIDANCE DIRECTOR 
Paul J. Royte 

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS COORDINATOR & ACTING 
SCHOOL NURSE 

Mrs. Charlotte A. Scott. R.N. 
OFFICE STAFF 

Mrs. Man- Murphy 

Mrs. Brenda Robinson 

Mrs. Effie Routsis 

Mrs. Pearl St. Onge ("Resigned) 

Mrs. Patricia Zdanowicz (Resigned) 

CUSTODIAL STAFF 

Edward Gray, Maintenance Supervisor 
Thomas Flynn (Resigned) 
Michael Moreno 
Christos Tsoukalis 
Norman Young (Resigned) 

CAFETERIA 

Mrs. Blanche Waterman. Cook-Manager 

Mrs. Helen Schaerer, Cook 

Mrs. Elsie Auger 

Mrs. Alice Brewster 

Mrs. Dorothy Fortin 

Mrs. Helen "Martin (Resigned) 

Mrs. Lorraine Guillemette 



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VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTORS 

Automotive Michael Ciaraldi 

Joseph Deveau 
Carpentry Roland Simard 

Walter Toney 
Commercial Art Carl Granquist 

Drafting Philip Normandin 

Robert Parsons 
Electrical David McLaughlin 

Daniel Murphy 
Electronics Felice DelGiudice 

Philip Riley 
Graphic Arts Thomas Ennis 

Martin McMahon 
Machine David Finney 

Fred Taber 
Metal Fabrication Manuel Bogis 

Charles Fahey 

ACADEMIC INSTRUCTORS 

English Frederick Rogers, 

Academic Coordinator 
Raymond Harding 
English & Soc. St. Miohael Stoffel 

Math & Science Richard Houghton (Resigned) 

Social Studies Paul Megan 

Physical Education Franklin Moore 

September 3 . . School Opened 

October 13 Columbus Day 

October 17 . Middlesex County Teacher's Convention 

November 11 Veteran's Day 

November 27, 28 Thanksgiving 

December 8 American Vocational Assoc. Convention 

December 24 Christmas Vacation 

January 4, 1970 School Reopens 

February 14, 1970 Winter Vacation 

February 27 School Reopens 

March 27 Good Friday 

April 18 Spring Vacation 

April 26 School Reopens 

May 25 . . . , Memorial Day 

June 23 School Closes 

SCHOOL HOURS 

School is in session from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

NO-SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS 

No-schOol announcements are broadcast over Radio Stations 
WBZ, WCAP & WLLH. No-school announcements for the technical 
high school are separate and distinct from any decision on the part of 
the individual towns' school departments. 

A word of caution — in BoUton, there is a school called Nashoba 
Regional High School. Be Sure you listen for: "Nashoba Valley Tech- 



130 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



nical High School." Every attempt will be made to have announce- 
ments made well in advance of our earliest bus pick-up. 



ENROLLMENTS 








Grade 9 

Chelmsford 
Groton 
Littleton 
Westford 


Sept 3, 1969 

54 
16 
13 
34 


Oct. 1, 1969 

50 

16 
12 
34 


Dec. 31, 

48 
13 
11 
33 




117 


112 


105 


Grade 10 








Chelmsford 
Groton 
Littleton 
Westford 


67 
14 
23 
33 


59 
13 
22 
32 


50 
12 
22 
30 




137 


126 


114 


Post-Graduate 








Chelmsford 
Groton 
Littleton 
Westford 




7 

2 
6 


8 

3 
6 



15 17 

Total School Enroll. 254 253 236 



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lln JHemortam 




POLICE CHIEF 

THOMAS A. PALMER 

Appointed Permanent Intermittent Patrolman: 
April 1, 1958 

Appointed Permanent Regular Patrolman: 

July 1, 1958 

Appointed Sergeant December 1, 1965 

Appointed Chief of Police: 

January 18, 1968 

Died: January 5, 1970 

This page is Dedicated to his Memory in grateful 
remembrance of his friendship, kind consideration 
of his associates, and his wide understanding 
of the duties and responsibilities of the Police 
Department. 

This tribute is offered to our departed friend from 
members of the Board of Selectmen in behalf of 
his staff in the Police Department and the Citizens 
of the Town of Chelmsford. 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Thomas A. Palmer, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I herein respectfully submit, for your information and review, 
the Annual Report of the Police Department for the fiscal year 1969. 



men. 



At the present time the department is made up of 34 permanent 



LeaEe H. Adams, Jr. 
Walter W. Edwards, Jr. 



Robert I. Auger 
Frank Baran 
John J. Bell 
Mark L. Burlamachi 
Donald J. Butler 
J6hn P. Caimpbell 
Armand J. Caron 
Frederick C. Dillon 
Pennryn D. Fitts 



Chief of Police 

Thiomas A. Palmer 

Captain 

Richard F. Campbell 

Sergeants 

Robert E. Germann 

Patrolmen 

Barnard L. George 
James C. Greska 
Charles H. Hadley 
Edwin R. Hodgson 
James J. Kerrigan 
Ronald P. Leach 
Russell H. Linstad 
Henry R. McEnany 
Raymond P. McKeon 



Basil J. Larkin 
William A. McAllister 

James F. Midgley 
Ronald A. Pick 
John E. Redican, Jr. 
Edward C. Ro'oney 
Jothn B. Sousa 
Daniel J. Walsh 
Eugene W. Walah 
William F. Walsh 
Norman L. Wellington 



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133 



Paul E. Ash 
Edgar L. Augeir 
Frederick R. Brown 



Intermittent Patrolmen 

David H. Farrow Richard A. Simpson 



Clarence P. Grenier 
John J. O'Rourke 

Intermittent Policewoman 

Christina N. Park 



John O. Walsh 
Ronald O. Wikander 



Police Matrons 

Emily Peake Mary Long 

School Traffic Supervisors 

George W. Marinel Francis DeAngelis 

Secretary Custodian 

Louise A. Pigeon Roland Cossette 



Subordinate to the Police Department is the Auxiliary Police. 
At the present time there are 38 members. It was organized for the 
purpose of assisting the regular department in cases of emergencies 
and have over the years proved their worth. This year they were in- 
valuable during parades, bon-fires and in assisting regular officers in 
keeping a close check, during the summer, on vacant houses. The 
members donate their time at no expense to the town. 



CHELMSFORD AUXILIARY POLICE 



Emil J. Aberizk 
Ruddlph Boucher, Jr, 
John A. Breen 
Bradley J. Buck 
Roger Clermont 
William Colmer 
John T. Daughraty 
Arthur G. Deschaine 
Jack Ferreira 
Leroy K. Fielding 
Roger A. Grefoire 
John R. Hibbard 
Ralph Hulslander, Jr. 



Terence A. Kohn 
David A. Latham, Jr. 
Robert J. Lloyd 
Joseph Lynch 
Frederic Mehan, Sr. 
Manuel Mello, Jr. 
Mario A. Merluzzi 
Charles W. Miller 
Vernon B. Morris 
Ben P. P. Moseley 
Edward W. Norton 
Andrew L. Peterson 



Leo Proulx 
James K. Quinn 
David P. Ramsay 
John Reiss 
Chandler Robinson 
George H. Roscoe 
Louis Scharnberg 
Herbert L. Schofield 
James Smalley 
Alphe L. Tremblay 
Raymond A. Tremblay 
Clifford H. Varnum 
Richard A. Wholey 



At the present time the Criminal Bureau has four full-time and 
two part-time personnel. Last July two members of the Bureau were 
designated as Juvenile Officers. With the ever increasing crime rate, 
it is imperative that more time and effort be spent on combating crime. 
I feel that the Bureau has proved and will continue to prove, even 



134 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

more so in the future, an important part of the department. 

The time has come to separate the Criminal and Juvenile Units. 
With this important change, it is imperative that each unit be headed 
by a Superior Officer. Under their direction the Bureaus would 
operate more efficiently, thus affording you, the residents of Chelms- 
ford, a safer place to live. 

In order to comply with the so called "Applied Consent Law," 
we have this year sent six officers to a forty hour instructor course 
in the operation and use of a Breathalyzer. All having successfully 
completed the course, our department became eligible for and did 
receive a Breathalyzer and Simulator under a federal grant from the 
Federal Highway Safety Program. 

YOUR POLICE COMMUNICATIONS TO BE COMPUTERIZED 

The Massachusetts State Police was one of the pioneers in the 
use of radio and teletype back in the early thirties 1 . These tools have 
been used ever since in the prevention of crime and the apprehension 
of criminals. True, these have been refined to keep pace with the ob- 
jectives of law enforcement through the years, but x today however, 
law enforcement, in behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth, is 
taking its most progressive step in decades. 

Massachusetts will be the first of the New England states to 
provide its law enforcement agencies with the most modern com- 
munications and information system in the continuing fight against 
crime in our Commonwealth. 

The computer, which will be the technological heart of the Com- 
munications and Information System, will take over the task which 
over the years was a manual and very slow process of disseminating 
information and providing communications for the law enforcement 
agencies of the state. 

The Teleprocessing System will link all police and related agen- 
cies together in a vast, high speed network of police information and 
communications. At the outset of this program ninety (90) municipal 
police departments will participate including the Town of Chelmsford. 
They will be assisted in part by funds from the Omnibus Crime 
Control Bill available through the Governor's Committee on Law 
Enforcement. 

The system will provide police with instantaneous response to 
police inquiries, and unparalleled speed of communications. 



Stolen cars, missing, or wanted persons, lost or stolen property, 
iwi, or stolen securities, stolen guns, outstanding warrants, narcotic 
drug information, and other police information will be stored in the 



lost or 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 135 

computerized system, providing police with an inquiry ability of mini- 
seconds in response time. 

In addition all law enforcement departments in the Common- 
wealth Will be provided with the capability of entering information 
and inquiring directly into the files of the National Crime Information 
Center in Washington, D.C. 

The computer, more than any single improvement since the two- 
way radio, will alter the course of police activities as we now know 
them. 

Within the town there are more than 255 miles of roads and it is 
increasing as each year goes by. At the present time the department 
has seven (7) cruisers, and a safety car donated through the Courtesy 
of Bournival Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc., Lowell, Massachusetts. Insu- 
rance for this vehicle was donated by Wm. Atherton Insurance. Five 
cruisers are plainly marked with decals and roof-lights. The other 
two are used primarily by the Criminal Bureau and are not marked. 

This year our units have traveled 343,031 miles, showing an in- 
crease of 40,773 miles over 1968. 

ARRESTS 



Crimes Against Persons .... 
Crimes Against Property . . . 
Crimes Against Public Order 



1968 


1969 


16 


53 


40 


9 


829 


982 



Total 885 1,044 

DISPOSITION OF CASES — 1969 

Released ....,..., 76 

Fined 671 

Placed on Probation 17 

Suspended Sentence 22 

Filed 40 

Not Guilty 21 

Dismissed 11 

Sentenced to State Prison 1 

Sentenced to House of Correction 8 

Committed to Youth Service Board 

Returned or Committed to Middlesex Training School 

Returned to Shirley Industrial School 1 



136 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Committed to State Hospitals: 

Tewksbury 

Worcester 

Lowell Mental Health 

Committed to Bedford (V.A.) 

Turned Over to out of Town Police 

Departments and Courts 

Turned Over to Armed Forces Police . 

Cases Pending and Continued in Court 

Total ... 



1 
4 
1 
2 

84 

1 
74 



1,044 



MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS 



Calls Answered by Cruisers . . 

Summonses Served 

Licenses Suspended . . 

Accidents Reported 

Personal Injuries Claimed 
Fatal Accidents 

Mileage of Cruiser Patrol .... 

Special Property Checks . . 

Station Lockups 

Citations Issued (Motor Vehicle) 



1968 


1969 


6,582 


6,584 


1,111 


1,089 


224 


145 


779 


863 


533 


506 


7 


5 


302,240 


343,013 


2,434 


2,631 


372 


364 


538 


888 



RECEIPTS TURNED OVER TO TOWN 

1968 1969 

Photocopying Machine $ 1,396.00 $ 1,380.00 

Firearms Permits 531.00 530.00 

Bicycle Registrations 89.00 48.50 

Firearms Identification Cards 2,278.00 878.00 

Court Fines 1,200.60 1,353.15 

Photographs .00 49.50 

Total $ 5,494.60 $ 4,239.15 



During this year there has been one resignation, Officer Robert 
Hamel, due to personal reasons. At the same time three new perman- 
ent officers have joined our ranks. They are: Ronald A. Pick, Daniel 
J. Walsh and Norman L. Wellington. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 137 

Education and training is still continuing to move forward within 
the department. Presently several officers are taking courses at North- 
eastern University. Other training courses which our personnel have 
attended within 1969 are as follows: 

Breathalyzer School, Topsfield, Massachsuetts 6 men 

N.Y. City Police Academy (Criminal Investigation) .... 2 men 
State Police Training School, Boston, Massachusetts 

(Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs) 2 men 

Riot Control Training School, Springfield, Massachusetts . . 2 men 

F.B.I. Firearms Instructors Course, Wakefield, Mass 2 men 

Northern Middlesex Police Academy, Lowell,. 

Massachusetts 3 men 

Finally, I offer my thanks and appreciation to the various officials 
and department heads, The Captain, Sergeants, Patrolmen and the 
citizens of the town, for their continued help and cooperation. Be- 
cause of their combined efforts I am sure Chelmsford is a better and 
safer place in which to work and live. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS A. PALMER 
Chief of Police 



138 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Frederick H. Reid, Chief 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my report of the Fire Department for the year 
ending December 31, 1969. 

Building fire losses were low this year, which proves that Chelms- 
ford Citizens take pride in their homes and try to keep them safe 
from fire. 

With this fall being one of the wettest in history, the woodland 
fires were at a new low. Overall we responded to 33 more calls chan 
in 1968 for a new record of 887 calls in one year. 

The Bureau of Fire Prevention (has this year enlarged jts scope 
of operations. 

During Fire Prevention Week in October, a program in fire pre- 
vention was held for the women of the town. This included films on 
fire safety in the home and instruction in the proper use of fire ex- 
tinguishers. This class was well received by all those who attended 
and we intend to conduct similar programs in the future. 

Through the cooperation of the school department, fire safety 
films have been presented over closed circuit television to students in 
ail of our schools. 

These projects were in addition to inspecting all nursing homes 
and school buildings for fire safety every three months, plus a con- 
tinuing program of inspection for all restaurants, mercantile outlets 
and manufacturing operations throughout the own. 

Fire safety films are available for showing to organizations in 
the town. Those interested in such a program are invited to make 
inquiry to the Bureau of Fire Prevention. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 139 

A new sedan was delivered in May and a new brush truck 
authorized at the 1969 Town Meeting Will be delivered in the Spring 
of 1970, thereby making it unnecessary for us to ask for any addition- 
al equipment for the coming year. 

Four new men were added to the department in 1969 giving us 
five men in the Center Station with two men in the North and two 
men in the South Stations around the clock. 

It is our hope that the recommendations of a committee appointed 
for the purpose of proceeding with the prepanation of plans and speci- 
fications for the construction of a fire station in the west section of 
town be accepted, enabling us to operate in a much more efficient man- 
ner than we have been able to in the past. 

I would like to congratulate and thank the men of the Department, 
both regular and call firefighters, for continuing to maintain the high 
standards of courage and ability that have always been shown in the 
past. 

I wish to express my thanks to all town officials and employees for 
the excellent cooperation given to the fire department during the past 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FREDERICK H. REID 
Fire Chief 



FIRE CHIEF 
Frederick H. Reid 

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF 
Edward G. Quinn, Temp. 



CAPTAINS 

C .Spaulding William H. Thayer Allen C. Mello 

Charles S, Galloway, Jr., Temp. 



140 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Thomas P. Miskell 
Arthur G. Anderson 
Bertrand E. Dixon 
Charles Ferxeira 
Edward J. McGovern 
Robert K. Adams 
Alvin F. Wetmore 
Jack D. Hadley 
Harvey M. Miller 
Robert A. Bennett 
Robert R. Gagnon 



PRIVATES 

Harold J. Pierce, Jr. 
Donald A. Weber 
Paul D. Henderson 
Peter T. Wetherbee 
Francis J. Conlin 
James M. Spinney 
Donald A. Drew- 
James T. Cutter 
Richard P. O'Neil 
Gerald D. Tonks 
Joseph F. Lynch 



Robert L. Hughes 
Thomas J. Curran 
James P. Flaherty 
Paul D. Hayes 
Terrence A. Goode 
William Hadley 
Philip Dube 
Emil A. Magiera 
Leo Martin 
Ronald J. Sawicki 



CALL FOR ASSISTANCE IN 1969 



Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Ttl. 



Auto Accidents 





3 


2 


2 


2 


1 


5 


3 


1 


4 


3 


1 


27 


Bomb Scares 









































Brush Fires 


2 





3 


96 


51 


30 


27 


20 


4 


15 


7 


2 


257 


Building Fires 


14 


9 


8 


12 


9 


10 


13 


10 


5 


10 


14 


9 


123 


Drownings 























1 














1 


Dump Fires 











3 


7 


1 


2 


2 





2 








17 


False Alarms-Accidental 








1 


2 





1 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


3 


15 


False Alarms-Malicious 


2 


3 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


2 


1 


5 


1 


3 


27 


First-Aid 


1 























1 











2 


Lock Outs 


2 





1 


2 





1 


1 


2 


1 


1 





4 


15 


Mise Calls & Investigation 


11 


6 


18 


20 


41 


21 


23 


15 


23 


23 


15 


18 


234 


Mutual Aid Given 











2 


5 


2 


2 


2 














13 


Resuscitator 


6 


5 


7 


9 


5 


7 


9 


5 


10 


2 


10 


6 


81 


Vehicle Fires 


11 





8 


5 


13 


10 


4 


6 


7 


6 


4 


1 


75 



TOTALS 



49 26 50 155 135 86 89 70 55 69 56 47 



887 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 141 

REPORT OF THE FIRE STATION BUILDING COMMITTEE 

Eugene Gilet, Chairman 

Edward Hoyt, Secretory Frederick H. Reid, Fire Chief 

Peter Vennard Raiph House 

At the Annual Town Meeting held in March,. 1969, it was voted 
to appoint a committee of five (5) members to proceed with the pre- 
paration of plans and specifications for the construction of a new fire 
station in West Ohelmsford. 

The Committee held its first meeting at the Center Fire Station 
on May 28th, 1969. It was the view 'of the Committee that the plan for 
the new station would follow closely with that of the new South 
Chelmsford Fire Station. Subsequently, a visit was made to the 
south station in order that all members could familiarize themselves 
with the general layout and construction. A visit was also made to 
the proposed building Site at the corner of Westford Street and Old 
Westf ord Road, this land now being owned by the Town of Ohelmsford 
and this site having been approved by the Board of Selectmen as laid 
out by the committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUGENE E. GILET 
Chairman 




142 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

Frederick R. Greenwood, 
Superintendent of Streets 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

The following is a report of the Highway Department for the 
year 1969: 

Year No. of Highway Employees 

1945 10 

1955 21 

1965 27 

1969 32 

The above figures do not include waste collection employees. The 
following is a breakdown for waste collections: 

No. of Regular Waste 

Year Collection Employees Labor Expended 

1954 3 $ 8,104.30 

1960 10 32,556.77 

1969 13 91,819.35 

Nineteen new streets or 3.10 miles of road were accepted in 1969. 

Drainage and construction projects included the following: 

Lantern Lane — 80 feet 36 x 58 bituminous coated and 

paved pipe arch. Stone header built. 

Merilda Ave. — 32 feet 12" R.C. pipe. 

Richardson Road — 40 feet 12" metal pipe. 

Riverneck Rd. & — 24 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin, 
Carlisle St. approach widened and curbing installed. 

Cross Street — 20 feet 12" metal pipe, one catch basin 

installed. 

Dalton Road — 240 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one manhole 

installed. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



143 



Hillside Lane 

Pine Street 
Hunt Road 

Bentley Lane 

Grove Street 

Ideal Street 

Graniteville Rd. 
Doral Drive 
Chelmsford St. 



250 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one manhole and 
one catch baslin installed. 

32 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin 

installed. 

68 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin 

installed. 

252 feet 12" R.C. pipe, two catch basins 
installed. 

240 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin 
installed, trees removed. 

32 feet 12" R.C. pipe, 48 feet 6" pipe, two 
catch basins installed. Leaching bed 
built. (10x36x8) 

90 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin 
installed. 

90 feet 12" R.C. pipe, one catch basin 
installed. 

472 feet 15" R.C. pipe, 294 feet 12" R.C. 
pipe, three manholes and two catch 
basins installed. A bituminous concrete 
leveling course was placed over the ex- 
isting roadway, then resurfaced with a 
bituminous concrete top course. This 
roadway work and drainage was done 
with Chapter 616 funds. 



Bituminous concrete sidewalks were constructed on Chelmsford 
Street from Billerica Road to the Railroad tracks, a distance of ap- 
proximately 1800'. The installation of slope curbing was completed 
before the bituminous concrete was placed. Bituminous concrete side- 
walks were also installed in front of the Town Hall replacing the old 
concrete sidewalks, tree stumps were removed and curbing reset. 

The Chapter 90 Maintenance project consisted of hot topping ap- 
proximately 1500' on Boston Road and 1200 feet on Acton Road. 

The Chapter 90 Construction project consisted of the reconstruction 
of Main Street including placing of bituminous concrete top on the 
previous years construction section, a distance of 1850 feet. (From 
the Westford Town Line, Station 0+00 to Station 18 + 50). The next 
section, approximately 1400 feet was completely reconstructed which 
included excavation, placing of gravel borrow, installation of 80 feet 



144 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

18" R.C. pipe, 212 feet 15" R.C. pipe and 1036 feet 12" R.C. pipe; ten 
catch basins and seven manholes. The gravel was primed with as- 
phalt and a bituminous concrete binder course was placed over the 
treated gravel base. In the Spring, a bituminous concrete top course 
will be placed over tflne binder and all driveways and shoulders will 
be graded and loamed. 

The rotary traffic plan at Central Square was implemented on 
June 2, 1969 after all necessary signs were installed, the bituminous 
concrete top was placed, and the painting of traffic lines was 
completed. 

New equipment purchased for the Department in 1969 include 
the following: One Waste Collection Truck, One Pickup Truck, One 
Loader with Backhoe Attachment and three snow plows. 

Two additional two-way radios were installed in two pieces of 
highway equipment. 

The usual oiling of streets, including mix-in-places, brush cut- 
ting, installing and miaking street signs, painting of traffic lines, clean- 
ing catch basins, sweeping streets, sanding., snow plowing and snow 
removal, drainage and general maintenance was performed through- 
out the year. 

I wish to thank the townspeople for their kind consideration and 
cooperation and the Police Department fioir notifying the department 
of dangerous conditions on the roads during the winter months.. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FREDERICK R. GREENWOOD 
Supt. of Streets 



3rt JUtemoriam 



The Highway Dept. expresses its deep sorrow 
at the unltimely death of ouir Ass't. Foreman 
and appreciation for his devoted services to 
the Highway Department. 

ORRIN T. HENDERSON 

ASSISTANT HIGHWAY FOREMAN 
EMPLOYED: MARCH 27, 1951 
DIED: DECEMBER 23, 1969 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 145 



A.<) 




BOARD OF HEALTH 

Oliver A. Reeves, Chairman 



Byron D. Roseman, M.D. Edward L. Tyler, Jr. 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL 

Director of Public Health 
Peter J. Saulis, R.S. 

Senior Clerk 
Mrs. Florence M. Dutton 

School Nurses 

Mrs. Helen M. Jewett Services terminated September 1, 1969 

Mrs. Muriel M. Heroux Services termiinalted September 1, 1969 

Mrs. Julia P. Lent Services terminated September 1, 1969 

Mrs. Maureen J. Perry Services terminated September 1, 1969 

Board of Health Physicians 

Benjamin Blechman, M.D. 

Charles D. Kemos, M.D. 

Plumbing Inspector, CdVill Service 
William H. Shedd 

Permanent Intermittent Plumbing Inspector, Civil Service 
Ridhaird M. Kelly 

Slaughtering Inspector 
Hubert Scoble 

Mosquito Control Superintendent 
George M. Stott 



PROGRESS REPORT 

FLUORIDATION OF TOWN'S DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY 

A year ago the Board of Health issued a directive to all Water 
Disricts to ffluiofidate the town's domestic water supply by a certain 



146 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

date. Because of legal and administrative difficulties encountered in 
promoting the program, extentions have been granted to the original 
implementation date. The Board is optimistic that these matters will 
be cleared and the program will eventually be realized. 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 

During the past year the number of early childhood diseases re- 
ported was within normal range with one exception. No cases of re- 
gular measles were reported for the past two yeans. This can be 
attributed to the effectiveness of the measles vaccination program in 
schools and privae clinics. Mumps and rubella (German Measles) im- 
munization program is getting a late start because of vaccine shortage 
during the last three months. It is anticipated that the shortage will 
be over by early 1970 and the school immunization, program will get 
under way. Tuberculosis screening of the school population is being 
Conducted as scheduled. Food handlers in food service establishments 
and retail food stores are periodically screened for TB. 

GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 

New permits for sewerage installations numbered 227. Com- 
plaints of various types have been increasing annually. Continued 
effort is being made to resolve the problems, but some have remained 
unsolved. Many of these have to do With pollution of streams and 
sewage overflows. Considerable time has been and continues to be 
directed towards resolving these problems. In many instances no 
practical solution can be found. In these cases only the advent of 
municipal seweirage system seems to be the solution. Bathing beaches 
remained functional throughout the season. A member of the Board 
of Health staff has been nominated to the Sold Waste Disposal Study 
Committee to advise the Selectmen and the Board of Health of its 
findings in terms of types of incineration and/or any or all alternate 
methods or techniques of solid waste disposal. Report is forth coming. 
Pood service and retail food establishments continue to maintain good 
sanitary standards. There were many complaints about the domestic 
water supply during the summer months because of extreme demands 
on the supply, the problem was not considered to be detrimental 
to personal health, but was more of a nuisance value. 

SCHOOL NURSES 

As of September 1, 1969 the School Nurses and the Vision and 
Hearing Technicians were disassociated from the Board of Health. 
The School Department is now directing the school nursing and 
vision and hearing programs. The Board wishes to commend the 
nurses and the technicians for their many years of dedicated and 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 147 

outstanding service performed while under the direction of the 
Board of Health. Well done. 

ANIMAL ANTI-RABIES CLINIC 

A total! of 308 animals were inoculated during the month of June 
under the direction of Martin A. Gruber, VDM. A recently enacted 
statute provides that all dogs must be vaccinated against rabies, and 
in the near future will be a requirement to obtain a dog license. It 
is recommended that all dog owners take advantage of the anti-rabies 
clinic and inoculate their pets next year against rabies. 

PLUMBING INSPECTOR 

For the year 1969 a total of 279 applications for Permits to per- 
form plumbing work were issued to Master and Journeyman plumb- 
ers. Of this number 214 were for new construction, and 65 were for 
the hot water tanks (12 of which were in existing structures). 

Respectfully submitted, 
WILLIAM H. SHEDD, 

Plumbing Inspector 

MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM 

Adult mosquito control was carried out by thermol aerosol fog- 
ging during the summer season. Weather permitting, fogging was 
done on a continuous daily basis. Most of the complaints received 
were regarding delayed coverage. It was pointed out that 
simultaneous coverage cannot be accomplished and that priority 
areas of the town, close to swamps and heavily wooded areas, were 
the first covered since only one fogging apparatus was available. The 
pesticide of choice was Dibrom, feast harmful to fislh, wildlife and 
plants. 



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150 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' SERVICES 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town Hall 

Chelmsford, Mass. 

Gentleman: 

During the fiscal year 1969 monetary 'aid was provided to 62 
cases representing 224 persons. 

Ini our growing community service work to veterans and their 
dependents has increased tremendously. 

During the past year this department has assisted secures of 
veterans and their dependents in fining for VA and 1 State 'benefits to 
which they were entitled. 

Year Budget Expenditures 

1968 $39,760.00 $37,961.41 

1969 37,500.00 27,470.47 

Respectfully submitted, 

TERRENCE E. CROURKE, Veterans' Agent 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 151 



<3Itt Jttatrortam 
ARNOLD C. PERHAM 

A TOWN OFFICIAL AND 
PROMINENT TOWN RESIDENT 

Service Commenced): 1904 

Service Ended 1969 

Died: January 17, 1970 

His byword was Service to his Town and his neighbors. 



<3ltt (JHemartam 
GORDON P. DEWOLF 

First Veteran's Agent for the Town of Chelmsford. 

Served from 1947 thru 1954 and 1955 thru 1958. 

Died: May 16, 1969 

In grateful remembrance of his years of faithful service. 



152 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 




PLANNING BOARD 

Thomas A. St. Germain 

Chairman 



Thomas A. St. Germain Eugene E. Gilet 

Thomas A. Ennis Thomas E. Firth, Jr. 

Daniel F. Horgan Edward A. Bunker 

David P. Dutton JamesJ.Geis 

(Resigned 7-3-69) (Appointed 9-8-69) 



The Board organized for the year with Thomas A. St. Germain 
as Chairman; Eugene E. Gilet as Clerk; Thomas A. St. Germain as 
delegate to the Northern Middlesex Area Commission (formerly 
Greater Lowell Area Planning Commission) ; James J. Geis - alter- 
nate delegate to this Commission; and Nancy D. Maynard as Record- 
ing Clerk. 

The Board approved five (5) new subdivisions comprising 103 
lots and 93 lots on existing streets making a grand total of 196 new 
building lots. The Board also disapproved one subdivision consisting 
of lots proposed to be built along Mill Pond. 

The Board has submitted articles for the 1970 Town Meeting 
dealing with the creation of a Design Advisory Committee; the land- 
scaping of parking lots and the establishment of an apartment house 
zoning district. In addition, several other zoning amendments are 
being submitted to the 1970 town meeting which deal with means by 
which Chelmsford may be preserved as a pleasant appearing town 
for the future. The article pertaining to apartment houses is the 
result of a study conducted by the Board with its consultant Philip 
Heir Associates of Boston and a committee from the Chelmsford 
Taxpayers' Association. This study revealed that apartment houses 
do not house large numbers of school age children as cornmonly 
assumed nor do they require large amounts of town services. Ad- 
ditionally, apartment houses offer an alternative form of housing to 
those persons not needing nor desirous of single residence housing; 
the Board feels that apartment houses have a place in Chelmsford 
if properly controlled. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 153 

David P. Duttom resigned from, thie Boiard in July; the Board 
with the Selectmen elected James J. Geiis to fill this vacancy until 
town elections in March 1970. 

Now that a genuine concern for the preservation of our environ- 
ment has been acknowledged by our state and national governments, 
it is hoped that the Planning Board may be able to step up its efforts 
in this regard in the next few years both in Chelmsford 'and in con- 
cert with its co-member towns in the Northern Middlesex Area 
Commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS A. ST. GERMAIN, Chairman 



154 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

BOARD OF APPEALS 

Atty. Stanley J. Polak, Chairman 
Mrs. Velma Munroe Paul W. O'Neil 

John B. Hickey Charles J. Higgins 

Alternate Members 

Mrs. Carol DiCiero Stephen W. Grunewald 

During the year the Board of Appeals conducted public hearings 
on petitions for 61 variances and/or special permits. 

Disposition of the 61 petitions was as follows: 

Variances and special permits granted 28 

Variances and special permits denied 22 

Petitions withdrawn 11 

TOTAL 61 

The Board takes this opportunity to thank all Town Officials and 
townspeople for their cooperation during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ATTY. STANLEY J. POLAK 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 155 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Adams Library, Boston Road, Chelmsford Center 
Anna C. MacKay Memorial Library, Newfield Street, No. Chelmsford 



TRUSTEES 
Marjorie B. Scoboria, Chairman 



Eustace B. Fiske Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

Robert A. Noy Thomas C. Thorstensen 

Roger P. Welch 

Adams Library staff, six full time, sixteen part time 
Mackay Library staff, one full time, two part time 

Your liDraries, always concerned with your reading and study 
needs, are now members of the EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS 
REGIONAL SYSTEM. This mean's that you may borrow, through 
your local library, from out of town libraries in this area, any needed 
study material. 

The hours at each library have been lengthened during 1969. 
Adams Library is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. except 
Saturdays When the closing time is 6 p.m. MacKay Library is now 
open weekdays from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. except Saturdays when 
closing time tils 5 p.m. 

During 1969 five thousand one hundred fifteen dollars and sixty- 
eight cents ($5,115.68) have been deposited with the town treasurer. 
The sources of these monies are fines, out of town borrowers' fees, 
and Xerox copying. 

Recent reference acquisitions in the Adams Libraray adult read- 
ing room are a six volume tax set which is an intensive exploration 
of the state and federal tax laws. Also, in addition to Dun and Brad- 
street book of corporate management, the library now subscribes to 
Dun and Bnadstreet's Middle Market and the Million Dollar Direc- 
tory. 



156 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

1969 showed an increased annual circulation of 48,913 over the 
annual circulation of five years ago at the Adams Library. The same 
situation at the MacKay Library reveals a figure of 9,323. 

The record department has become ia very popular branch of 
library service. 15,036 records were loaned during 1969. 

Both libraries have purchased bicycle racks. These will be in- 
stalled this spring for the convenience of the young people. 

We extend our appreciation] to the newspapers, Chelmsford Gar- 
den Club, Mrs. Royte (story hours) and (to all dinddvi duals who have 
given books, magazines and records. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH M. PICKLES, Librarian 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 157 

REPORT OF THE LIBRARY NEEDS COMMITTEE 

Dr. Howard K. Moore Elizabeth A. McCarthy 

Thomas C. Thorstensen Grace W. Pettee 

Lawrie Comeau 



The Library Needs Committee consists of five persons, two of 
whom must be trustees. We have been working, in accordance with 
the instructions from the last town meeting, to determine and recom- 
mend to the town, plans for a new town library. 

The Library Needs Committee has considered the population 
trends in Chelmsford, including the nature of the people with regard 
to age, education and general interests. We also considered how 
modern libraries serve the community. The modern library is a multi- 
medium institution and has many more functions than simple book 
lending. The library should also be active in music,, the arts and ad- 
ditional cultural programs including story hours and lectures and 
films. The public library serves the needs of all the people with strong 
emphasis on pre-scbool children, recreational reading and service to 
the retired land shut-ins. 

The present Chelmsford Library is being used to its capacity and 
has been expanded to accommodate book stacks to a near maximum. 
The present library is active in music, art and other fields to a limit- 
ed extent and these programs have been very well received by the 
public. 

The Library Needs Committee is unanimous in its opinion that a 
major change in the library facilities will be necessary to meet the 
needs of our community with its anticipated population of approx- 
imately 50,000. 

The Adams Library is a physically sound building but is not 
one that would be satisfactory for expansion. The present library site 
would not be adequate for la new public library due to the limited 
space for parking and the difficulty 'of the traffic pattern in the im- 
mediate area. 

In the event that Chelmistford builds a new library, the present 
library would remain as town property and could probably be utili- 
zed as office space for other town departments. 



158 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

In choosing a site for a public library, the factors to be consider- 
ed are, proximity to the commerical and geographic centers of the 
town, and accessibility for major roads and aesthetic and technical 
considerations. Since the public library serves all of the people, we 
do not believe that it should be part of a school development program 
but rather should stand to serve the entire community, an entity in 
itself. In developing the plans, the committee has engaged the services 
of a professional library consultant and also an architectural firm 
with extensive experience in library construction. 

In order to be eligible to apply for potential federal funds for 
new library construction, the town must have a site especially design- 
ated for the purpose and have detailed plans for the proposed library. 
Although federal funds would, probably, be eventually available to 
a maximum of 25 percent of the cost of the building, there is some 
question in these times of rapid cost increases and high interest rates 
whether a delay of the project would be advisable from a financial 
point of view. 

The Library Needs Committee has several very desirable sites in 
mind for the location of the new library and are presently negotiat- 
ing with the owners to determine the availability of these properties. 
We hope to be able to recommend to the town the purchase of a 
specific site at the town meeting and also hope to obtain permission 
from the town to proceed With the development of the detailed plans. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 159 

TRUST FUNDS OF THE CHELMSFORD LIBRARIES 

Fund 12/31/68 Interest 12/31/69 

Amos F. Adams $13,973.06 $ 665.26 $14,638.32 

Albert F. Davis 479.25 23.63 502.88 

Mary Proctor 5,378.21 227.01 5,605.22 

George Memorial 3,005.01 147.74 3,152.75 

George Cemetery 1,444.21 71.00 1,515.21 

Joseph E. Warren 792.49 38.94 831.43 

Adams Emerson 100.10 4.91 105.01 

Selina Richardson 267.16 13.14 280.30 

Frances Clark 734.97 36.23 771.20 

Gertrude Wright 1,209.92 48.86 1,258.78 

Victor E. Edwards .............. 1,449.75 71.51 1,521.26 

Clements Fund 10,751.71 455.38 11,207.09 

N. B. Edwards Fund 1,285.03 63.18 1,348.21 

Ora Flint 2,371.27 116.58 2,487.85 

Frederick B. Edwards 9,164.87 450.60 9,615.47 

$52,407.01 $ 2,433.97 $54,840.98 

Respectfully submitted, 

EUSTACE B. FISKE 

Treasurer Library Trustees Funds 



160 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



CEMETERY COMMISSION 




Arne R. Olsen, Chairman 



Frank H. Hardy Arthur J. Colmer 

Archie R. Jordan, Superintendent 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Board of Cemetery Commissioners submit the following 
report for the year 1969. 

The past year proved to be the most active in our history. With 
the growth in Chelmsford going on, this is alsio reflected in the 
activity of the Cemetery Department. 

During the past year a continuous improvement program was 
calrriedl on in all cemeteries, especially in the areas of turf improve- 
ment,, road, fence and wall repairs. Special attention was focussed on 
the restoration of Fore Fathers' Cemetery where countless stones 
were straightened, a large area of wild growth and poison ivy was 
cleared, a wall reconstructed, thirty four mountain laurel sihrubs 
were planted. (These were a gift to the Town from Mr. and Mrs. 
Lester Ball of Acton Road, South Chelmsford.) Old historic tombs 
were repaired, new gates were installed at all entrances and many 
favorable comments were received about the improved appearance 
of the cemetery. 

. The new extension to the Pine Ridge Cemetery water system was 
installed, now making it possible to water all lot areas automatically. 
The Cemetery Department is in the process of filling in a large de- 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 161 

pression which will beautify the main approach into the cemietery. 
When graded, this will provide another half acre fo|r lot sales Which 
will return over $200,000 in receipts to the Town. 

The tremendous growth of this cemetery, its natural beauty and 
now with watered turf, gives Chelmsford one of tlhe most beautiful 
cemeteries in the state. 

During 1969 we had 102 interments as follows: 

Pine Ridge Cemetery 71 

Fairview Cemetery 10 

West Cemetery 9 

Hart Pond Cemetery 8 

Riverside Cemetery 3 

Fore Fathers' 1 

A total of 60 lots were sold as follows: 

Pine Ridge Cemetery 48 

Fairview Cemetery 8 

Hart Pond Cemetery 3 

West Cemetery 1 

Five thousand dollars was transferred to the Town general fund. 

Our total revenue from all sources for the year was $26,795.33. 
Prices for all services were raised as of January 1 % 1970, and this 
should increase revenues another $5,000.00. 

We wish to thank aE Town departments who are always ready 
to help us, especially the Highway, Police, Fire and Water Depart- 
ments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARNE R. OLSEN, 
Chairman 



162 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



PARK COMMISSIONERS 



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David P. Ramsay, Chairman 



Ralph E. House Arthur L. Bennett 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

At the organization meeting of the Park Commissioners, David 
P. Ramsay was elected Chairman by members Ralph E. House and 
Arthur L. Bennett. Donald P. Gray was re-appointed superintendent. 

Early in the year, the Park Department purchased a new lawn 
sweeper and replaced the tractor. The present equipment inventory 
value is approximately $4,000. 

An automobile accident at Winship Square in West Chelmsford 
caused extensive damage to the large spruce tree. The tree was re- 
placed by another tree donated by Mr. and Mrs. George Ricker of 
School Street in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Anderson who 
were long time residents of West Chelmsford. 

The Chelmsford Kiwanis placed a monument and planted shrubs 
at John B. Gallagher Square. 

The Park Department, in addition to maintaining the parks, 
planted new shrubs and flowers at the Center Common and Park. 
Roberts Field was landscaped and maintained for the benefit of the 
Recreation Commission. 

The flags in the Center and North Chelmsford were raised daily 
through the co-operation of the Fire and Police Departments. Verne 
Woodward, of School Street, raised the flag at Winship Square and 
Captain William Thayer took care of the flag at the Intersection of 
North Road and Worth en Street. A. W. Vinal Post 313, American 
Legion again displayed the small flags on national holidays at Vinal 
Square in North Chelmsford. 

The Commissioners would like to thank the Police, Fire, Ceme- 
tary, Water and Highway Departments, the Tree Warden and the 
Garden Clubs, for their assistance and co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 
DAVID P. RAMSAY 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 163 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

Paul Murphy, Chairman 

William A. Dempster, Jr., Secretary 

Harry Ayotte James Gannon 

Harold J. Thomas, Jr. Donald Geary 

Haworth Neild Arthur Paresky 

Edward Quinn, Director 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

Recreation programs continued to grow during the year as the 
Commission provided, in whole or partially supported, programs for 
over 2,000 boys and girls. Greater participation was experienced in 
virtually all programs with particular emphasis in baseball and skat- 
ing for both boys and girls. 

Because our facilities have not kept pace with demands the 
Commission during 1969 began a program to provide new facilities. 
A basketball court at the East School and 2 youth baseball fields on 
the Robert's area were major achievements in 1969. Additional facili- 
ties will be needed as demand for programs continues to accelerate at 
a rapid pace. 

Our summer program of playground activities, swimming and 
tennis instruction directed by Edward Quinn, our part-time director, 
agiain enjoyed another successful season. As in 1969 the commission 
will be utilizing in the new year plans for expansion and diversifica- 
tion of oulr summer program. 

Commission members are grateful for all assistance from all 
town boards and community volunteers. This concerted effort will 
insure continued growth of our programs. 

Respectfully submitted, 

PAUL MURPHY, 
Chairman 



164 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



Dorothy Borrows 



BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



Frank Delmore, Jr., Chairman 



Charlotte P. DeWolf, Ex-Officio 



John J. Carr 



Voting Strength as of December 24, 1969 



Prec. 


Democrats 


Republicans 


Independent 


Registered 
Voters 


1 


227 


465 


634 


1326 


2 


364 


248 


430 


1042 


3 


286 


214 


773 


1273 


4 


279 


140 


247 


666 


5 


148 


208 


711 


1067 


6 


351 


277 


498 


1126 


7 


278 


271 


507 


1056 


8 


418 


419 


1216 


2053 


9 


241 


120 


546 


907 


10 


274 


175 


961 


1410 


11 


297 


355 


449 


1101 


Total 


3163 


2892 


6972 


13,027 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 165 



CHELMSFORD REVALUATION STUDY COMMITTEE 

Robert P. Sullivan, Chairman 

J. Paul Bienvenu, Vice Chairman 

Jane McKersie, Secretary 

Eugene E. Gilet Ivan La-Garde 

Gerald R. Wallace Charles A. House 

The Committee was formed pursuant to vote under Article 59 of 
the 1969 Annual Town Meeting and met virtually every Tuesday 
evening from May 12, 1969 until publication of its Final Report in 
December, 1969. 

Town officials, assessors of other towns, an Assistant State Tax 
Commissioner, professional appraisers! representatives of equalization 
firms, interested groups and citizens were seen and the various as- 
pects of the subject explored. 

The Committee surveyed selling prices of residential real estate 
over a four year period, physically visited a number of properties and 
weighed the advantages and disadvantages of each possible course 
of action. 

A detailed Final Report was published and made available in mid- 
December, 1969 and further copies are available at the 1970 Annual 
Town Meeting. 

Residents of the Town are referred to that repoirt for a detailed 
report of the Committee activities, findings and recommendations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT P. SULLIVAN 

Chairman 



166 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



THE BUILDING INSPECTOR 






PETER J. McHUGH, JR., 
ry ^^ <&■ Building Inspector 



^s 




Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Chelmsford. 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Building Inspection Department 
for the year 1969: 

There were 460 permits issued. 

The types of permits issued are listed below: 

No. of Estimated 

Permits Type Issued Value 

202 Dwellings Valued at $3,584,500.00 

72 Additions and Remodeling and Repairs to 

Dwellings Valued at 290,512.00 

8 Commercial and Business Buildings Valued at . . 298,000.00 

5 Additions and Remodeling and Repairs to 

Commercial and Business Buildings Valued at . . . 27,700.00 

1 New School Valued at 1,871,000.00 

6 light Manufacturing Buildings, Additions and Re- 

modeling to Some Valued at 320,000.00 

4 Warehouse & Office and Additions to Same 

Valued at 164,000.00 

3 Office Buildings and Additions to Same 

Valued at 93,000.00 

2 Apartment Houses and Remodeling of Same 

Valued at 381,200.00 

1 Garage and Office for Pubic Utility with 

Service Yard Valued at 80,000.00 

1 Church Valued at 75,000.00 

41 Garages, Breezeways and Carports, and Remodel- 
ing of Same Valued at 101,195.00 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 167 



10 Signs Valued at 13,805.00 

46 Swimming Fools Valued at 105,600.00 

35 Porches, Porch Enclosures, and Decks, and Re- 
modeling and Repairs of Same Valued at 23,700.00 

1 Patio Area for a Golf Course Vallued at 600.00 

14 Utility and Tool and Storage Sheds Valued at 8,280.00 

1 Dog Kennel Valued at 1,500.00 

1 Greenhouse Valued at 5,500.00 

1 Barn Valued at 1,500.00 

1 Commercial Building Remodelling and Repairs, 

due to Fire Damage Valued at 18,000.00 

1 Moving of a Dwelling Valued at 5,000.00 

3 Demolishing of Dwellings Valued at None 



460 Permits with Estimated Value of $7,469,592.00 



Number of Zoning Violations Inspected 63 

Number of Business Establishments and Nursery 

Schools Inspected 26 

Number of Swimming Pools Inspected 10 

Number of Unsafe Structures 1 

Number of Fire Damage Inspections 1 

Amount Received by the Town for Building 

Permit Fees $ 8,018.00 

Amount of Salary Appropriation 2,000.00 

Amount of Fees Paid to Inspector for Inspections .... 4,616.00 
Amount Disbursed from Office Expense 

Appropriation 259.82 

Respectfully submitted, 

PETER J. McHUGH, JR., 
Building Inspector 



168 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

WIRE INSPECTOR 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Chelmsford. 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of the Wire Inspector's Department for 
the year 1969: 

There were 550 Applications for Permits Issued. 

There were 1,118 inspections made, not including those to inspect 
fire damage and complaints of faulty or inadequate wiring. 

The different types of inspections made are as follows: 

New Homes or Old Homes Rewired 769 

Commercial, Industrial and School 

Buildings 122 

Miscellaneous (for minor installations, service 
changes, additions, hot water heaters, washers 
and dryers) 227 



Total Inspections: 1,118 



Total amount of Wiring Permit Fees Received . . . $4,963.00 
Total amount of Fees for Inspections paid to the 
Wiring Inspector $4,472.00 

Respectfully submitted. 

HAROLD M. TUCKE, JR., 
Wire Inspector 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 169 

GAS INSPECTOR 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 



Gentlemen: 



The following information is a report of the Gas Inspection 
Department for the year 1968. 

There were 457 Applications and the same number of permits 
were issued. 

Information as to the type of gas installations which were in- 
spected follows: 

Furnaces and piping for new dwellings 124 

Appliances, such as Hot Water Heaters, Dryers, 

Ranges, Outdoor Fixtures 286 

Boilers, Hot Water Heater and Generator for 

New School 1 

Space Heaters and Relocation of Same 2 

Ceiling and Wall Heaters 23 

Baking Oven and Hot Water Heater for 

Commercial Use ......................... 1 

Rooftop and Ceiling Heaters for Industrial 

Buildings 11 

Oven and Grill and Hot Water Heater for 

Restaurants 3 

Furnace for Office Building 1 

Gas Incinerator 1 

Gas Tank for a Trailer 1 

Gas Generator 1 

Unit Heaters for Manufacturing Building ...... 2 

TOTAL: 457 

Total Amount of Permit Fees received was $2,480.00. 

Total Amount of Inspection Fees paid to the Gas Inspector was 
$2,468.00. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NEAL C. STANLEY 
Gas Inspector 



170 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Animal Inspector's report for the year 1969. 

Number of dog bites 87 

Number of premises keeping cattle 17 

Number of cattle 356 

Number of horses 109 

Number of goats 10 

Number of sheep 32 

Number of swine 469 

Number of swine herds 9 

Number of cases of tuberculosis 

Number of brains examined for rabies 

(all negative) 8 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARTIN A. GRUBER, D.V.M. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 171 



DOG OFFICER 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford 

Gentlemen: 

The following is a report of my services as Dog Officer for the 
year 1969: 

Stray dogs sold to individuals 42 

Stray dogs sold to medical schools 33 

Stray dogs disposed of 52 

Total stray dogs picked up 127 

Lost dogs picked up and returned to owners 75 

Complaints and Miscellaneous calls investigated .... 2,602 

Dead animals picked up 335 

Miles traveled 9778 

Respectfully submitted, 

FRANK WOJTAS 
Dog Officer 




172 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



TREE DEPARTMENT 

Myles F. Hogan, Tree Warden 



This department has three major duties: tree removals planting 
and maintenance. With the money appropriated for 1969 we removed 
over two hundred dead trees. The cost of these removals left very 
little money for planting and pruning. This condition continues to 
worsen each year with the increase in cost for removals. However 
in the past year we have pruned over one hundred maples and elms, 
and have planted thirty Norway maples. It is hoped future appropria- 
tions will enable the department to respond to the many requests 
for the planting of new trees and pruning those still desirable trees. 

I wish to thank the Police and Highway departments employees, 
as well as those concerned citizens who have assisted the department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES F. HOGAN 
Tree Warden 



MOTH DEPARTMENT 

Spraying this year consisted of one fdliage spray aimed at a laite 
June application for elm leaf beetle. The pesticide (Seven) was used 
because of its low toxic content and its effectiveness. Many calls 
were received in regards to oak skeletonizers. Spraying for the pests 
would not have been effective at the time of their discovery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES F. HOGAN 
Moth Superintendent 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 173 

DUTCH ELM DEPARTMENT 

This disease (has again taken many of our established elm trees. 
The prescribed method of detection followed by removal and burn- 
ing has been pursued to prevent further spread of the dlisease. 

The control of Dutch elm disease in the municipality is difficult 
because many property ownelrs do not comply with the sanitation 
measures. These unattended trees will tend to harbor and breed the 
elm bark beetle. 

Anyone noticing a dead or dying elm tree is urged to call this de- 
partment, so that we may remove it before the beetle infects healthy 
elms 'in that area. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES F. HOGAN 
Superintendent 



POISON IVY CONTROL 

Poison ivy spraying was carried out as usual this year. As in the 
past, those areas near schools and parks were sprayed first with the 
remaining money being spent in requested areas. 

The Lime Quarry Reservation on Route 110 has a serious problem 
with this weed. However, this will have to be sprayed by hand, so 
as not to destroy desirable undergrowth, that exists throughout the 
reservation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MYLES F. HOGAN 
Superintendent 



174 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

REPORT OF THE CIVIL DEFENSE COMMISSION 

Charles Koulas, Director 

Deputy Directors 

William W. Edge Bertram T. Needham 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The year of 1969 was a busy and active one for the Chelmsford 
Civil Defense Commission. 

Witih the winter snow storms and early spring thaw and rains, 
Civil Defense was alerted to the possibility of the local brooks and 
streams overflowing their banks and flooding the low-lying areas in 
the town. 

The Chelmsford Civil Defense Disaster Committee was set up, 
which includes the heads of ithe Civil Defense, Board of Selectmen, 
Police, Fire, Highway, School, Health, Water Departments and Red 
Cross. This Disaster Committee set up the Chelmsford Flood Disaster 
Plan. 

The Committee was fortunate for the use of the Auxiliary Police 
Building for its Emergency Control Center and the Control Center 
was equipped with emergency communications with the various 
Town Departments. 

The Disaster Committee was called on two occasions in emer- 
gency sessions t(o evaluate the Town's readiness and the availability 
of all town emergency equipment. We were fortunate that on both 
occasions, no disaster occurred, although we had high water in the 
Spring and Hurricane Gerta past very close to the Massachusetts 
coast. 

We have co-operated in setting up a Community Shelter Plan for 
the Town of Chelmsford with the help of the Northern Middlesex 
Area Planning CommiltJtee. 

We have, with the co-operation of the School Department, set up 
an Emergency Plan for all the children in the various schools in 
town, and are working in completing the overall Disaster Plan for all 
residents of the town. 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 175 

The Army Corps of Engineers made a complete survey of all the 
available public shelters in Chelmsford, and recommended those 
shelters that were suitable to be licensed. All the school shelters have 
been licensed and will be stocked with emergency supplies when 
available. The other shelters which were recommended are in the 
process of being licensed and will also be stocked with emergency 
supplies. 

The radiological equipment which we received a number of years 
ago was exchanged for new models by the State Civil Defense at no 
cost to the Town. The radiological monitors who were trained a few 
years ago will be brought up to date on tlhe use of these new instru- 
ments. 

We have been fortunate to acquire some surplus equipment at 
the Surplus Property Depot in Taunton, this included some emer- 
gency First-Aid equipment for the Auxiliary Police, and also surplus 
generators which will be used for emergency power in the various 
public buildings. 

Our Communications Center is one of the best in the Area, and 
we are grateful to our Communications Officer, Mel deJager for the 
time and effort he has put into this Communications set-up and to 
the local Radio Hams, who attended regular meetings in the Town 
Hall throughout the year. 

We wish to thank the Board Of Selectmen, Police Chief Thomas 
Palmer, Sergeant Basil Larkin, Fire Chief Frederick Reid, School 
Superintendent, Dr. Thomas Rivard, Highway Superintendent Frede- 
rick Greenwood, Peter Saulis of the Health Department and Red Cross 
Co-ordinator, Walter Hedlund for the cooperation they and all others 
have given us during the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES KOULAS, Director 
Civil Defense Commission 



176 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

REPORT OF THE COMMUNITY ACTION 
ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Gerard A. Vayo, Chairman 

Helen E. Jewett Theresa McCaul 

Rev. Harry A. Foster Howard E. Humphrey 

Thomas F. Markham, Jr. Henry J. Tucker, Jr. 

H. Francis Wiggin Evelyn McMahon 

Arnaud R. Blackadar Thelma Stallard 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Community Action Advisory Committee meet every other 
month. The purpose of our committee is to work with people in our 
coimmunity. We are most interested in any ideas or suggestions that 
might be forthcoming from any resident or residents in our town. 

Presently we are working on a questionnaire for the young people 
in Chelmsford. We hope to learn from their response what they feel 
Chelmsford should have in the line of recreation. Any ideas or com- 
ments they wish to make would be helpful and we will proceed from 
there. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GERARD A. VAYO 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 177 



REPORT OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER STUDY COMMITTEE 

Gerald J. Lannan Donald J. Deleppo 

Paul F. Ahern Edward D. Flanagan 

William S. Alcott William J. Hennessey 

Harry J. Ayotte Rev. Ned C. Watts, Jr. 



The Selectmen) charged our committee to study the need ini our 
town for a Community Center and explore possible avenues of fill- 
ing the need if it indeed exists. 

After an extensive survey 'and many lengthy meetings, dt became 
clear that there is a definite meed in the Town of Chelmsford for a 
Community Center. 

Having reached this conclustiloni, we set out to examine possible 
means of filling the need. Our final determination, after much delib- 
eration, is that the structure and program which is needed is beyioind 
the limit of the town tax rate inn a period when school construction 
is demanding such enormous sums. 

We then suggest two possible alternatives : (A) That the private 
sector of our community - specifically such service-oriented organi- 
zations as the Jaycees, Rotary, Kiwaniis, Lions, Elks, American 
Legion, V.F.W., etc., be challenged to join forces and mount a mas- 
sive community-wide effort to construct the needed physical plant. 
Once the plant is constructed, it could be administered and main- 
tained by the Recreation Commission at relatively little increase 
on the town tax rate. 

(B) The very school building program which seems to prohibit 
construction of a tax-supported community center at this time might 
provide a large portion of the solution as well. If current school 
buMimlgs could be more freely land openly made available for com- 
munity needs and/or, if a new sdhool currently in the planning 
stages could be somewhat modified in design so that it could serve 
as la community center from 3:00 - 11:00 p.m., Monday through Fri- 
day and on Saturday and Sunday, our nieedia might well be met 
without construction of an independent facility. 

Having completed our task, I request that this 'be accepted as our 
final report and that the Community Center Study Committee be 
dissolved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NED C. WATTS, JR., Chairman 



178 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



Edmund Polubinski, Chairman 

Mrs. Kathleen L. Ehlers, Secretary 

Mrs. Esther V. Blechman Franklin J. Campbell 

Mrs. Margaret E. Mills Edwin H. Warren 

Myles F. Hogan 

How can a rationale for open space acquisition be developed 
that is broad enough to reach every citizen and gain his support? 
Actually it sounds like a big 'order, but it really lisn't! Most conserv- 
ationists are well aware of the miany reasons for acquiring open 
space but uinitil a majority of interested groups in our community- are 
enlightened on this crusade, natural resources programs will be 
limited. 

When understood, conservation means the wise use of all our 
natural resources. The three most fundamental uses are: first - the 
establishment of reoreationial opportunity; second - the establishment 
of am attractive community; and last - the maintenance of natural 
process, or in other words, conservation!. Each of these three basic 
approaches to open space has inherent physical, social and economic 
benefits. We in Chelmsford are 'indeed very fortunate that the resi- 
dents have caught the pulse of this great movement. 

We are thankful for the generosity of Mr. William J. Hennessey 
for making an appraisal of the Trubey land at no expense to the 
town. 

Appreciation and thanks are also extended to the Junior Cham- 
ber of Commerce, Castlewood! Association, Golden Chain Garden 
Club, Boy and Girl Scouts for their spirited interest in developing 
the land acquired for conservation. 

Regular meetings were held monthly with many special meet- 
ings called due to the many items of urgent business on hand. Sev- 
eral members attended Regional and State meetings where leading 
conservation experts shared tiheir wealth of knowledge and experi- 
ences. 

We express our gratitude and appreciation to the Town Officials 
and to the many citizens for their help, interest and cooperation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMUND POLUBINSKI, Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 179 



COUNCIL ON AGING 



Edward A. Bunker, Chairman 

Mary K. McAuliffe, Secretary 

Lillian E. Gould Otis W. Gould 

Board of Selectmen 
Center Town Hall 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Senior Citizens are making great strides and new members 
are joining on a regular basis. To-date we have over 100 members in 
our organization. Anyone residing in Chelmsford that has reached 
the age of 60 is most welcome to join our group. 

They have been very active in hospital work. For example, visit- 
ing the nursing homes in Chelmsford, Tewksbury hospital and pack- 
ing home-made food to feed the patients in the Bedford V.A. Hospital; 
this is done on a regular basis. 

The rug braiding lessons at one of the drop-in-centers have proven 
to be most rewarding for two reasons; the educational and enjoyment 
aspects but more important, the therapeutic effect, 

The Council on Aging has put forth much effort into a survey for 
the Senior Citizens in May t 1969. It was a four-page survey and two 
of the important questions were answered in the following manner: 
98% were in favor of bus transportation for the elderly and 90% 
favored housing for the elderly with a limited income. 

Appropriation for 1969 $750.00 

Balance for 1969 . . 4.54 

Senior Citizens Club Treasury . . $315.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARY K. McAULIFFE 

Secretary 

Council on Aging 



180 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

Margaret E. Mills, Chairman 

William H. Drury Robert E. Picken 

Bradford O. Emerson Eliot W. Remick 

Arnold C. Perham Robert C. Spaulding 

The purposes of an Historical Commission are: "for the preserva- 
tion and development of the historical assets of the Town. Such 
Commission shall conduct researches for places of historical value 
and shall seek to coordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organ- 
ized for similar purposes . . ." Massachusetts General Laws - Chapter 
40, Section 8D. 

During the fourth year of this commission's establishment, re- 
search and evaluation of significant historical areas and sites has 
continued. Information relating thereto has been filed for further use 
in the commission's office in the Town Hall. 

Mr. Arthur Englund, a former member of the commission found 
it necessary to tender his resignation having moved out of town. 
However, he remains as one of the Friends of the Commission avail- 
able for consultation in the field of architecture which is his profession. 
We are indebted to Mr. Englund for the particular research he did 
relative to future restoration to the front of the "little red school 
house" located at corner of Forefathers Cemetery. 

Mr. Robert C. Spaulding has agreed to serve on the commission 
bringing with him his interest in railroad transportation and he will 
make a specialty of the history of railroads in Chelmsford and their 
importance to the economic thread of life in the Town. 

Documentation of early town ways, roads and sites of historical 
interest has continued during 1969. Bound Copies of old road descrip- 
tions has been distributed to the official Town boards where they are 
expected to be of most use and value. The "reference copy" for use 
by interested residents or other authorized persons has been placed 
in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Members of the Commission have served as guides for commun- 
ity groups who have requested town tours to points of historical 
interest. Members have served as speakers in the school system and 
at group meetings on the subject of History of Chelmsford. 

Work is proceeding on the plans for an official Chelmsford His- 
torical Trail. We are grateful to citizens of Chelmsford and Lowell 



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(formerly Town of Chelmsford) who have served as Friends of 
the Commission to assist in this project. By law the Commission is 
restricted to seven members but the detail, research and documenta- 
tion necessitates more time than the "official seven" can donate. 
Representatives of the Chelmsford Company of Minutemen, Mrs. 
Mildred Wahlgren of Lowell and Mr. Bradley Parker of Westford 
have been particularly generous. 

A tape recorder has been purchased this year by the Commission 
thus making possible continuance of recording historical data which 
is pertinent to the economic and sociological history. During the 
past year by using private apparatus several "over 90" Chelmsford 
residents have contributed greatly. 

During the past few months Mr. Arnold C. Perlham has been un- 
able to attend our regular evening meetings, however, he is still ac- 
tive, sharing his vast knowledge of the town whenever interviewed. 

Members of the Commission are grateful to all town officials and 
residents who have generously assisted us in our endeavors. 



Respectfully submitted, 

MARGARET E. MILLS 
Chairman 



As we go to press we are saddened to learn that our fellow 
worker, Arnold C. Perham, passed on January 17th. Born in Chelms- 
ford, he shared his life with the Town. He was the personification of 
"Service with a Smile." For many years in many capacities, without 
compensation, he has served Chelmsford. He was still serving actively 
on this Commission until a few days ago. Besides sharing his vast 
reservoir of memories of historical facts regarding Chelmsford he 
worked diligently on research and documentation of local tradition. 
He shared generously his personal collection of memorabilia and en- 
couraged other citizens to do likewise. Much more could be written to 
eulogize this true citizen of Chelmsford but we would do better, and 
more to his liking, if members of this Historical Commission and other 
Chelmsford residents would emulate his dharacter and service for 
the good of the Town. 

As President Richard M. Nixon said January 23, 1970, "The 
greatest privilege an individual can have is to serve a cause bigger 
than himself." 



182 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

COMMITTEE TO UPDATE THE CHELMSFORD TOWN HISTORY 

Rev. Roland E. Morin, Chairman 
Julia P. Fogg, Secretary Charles E. Watt, Sr. 

Frederick Burne Florence M. Kelley 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 

The Committee to Update the Chelmsford Town History regrets 
that it has lost, by resignation, the faithful services of Mrs. JbAnn 
Minnick who was secretary of the Committee. The Committee is happy 
that the vacancy was filled by the appointment of Miss Florence 
Kelley, of East Chelmsford. 

Miss Eleanor Parkhurst of Chelmsford Center, was appointed 
by the Committee to prepare a final manuscript of the updated town 
history so that the Committee may take steps to publish before the 
end of the year if possible. 

The preparation of a serious history is a painstaking and time 
consuming business. The policy of this committee is that it will take 
the time necessary to do the job properly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROLAND E. MORIN, Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 183 

HOME RULE ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Board of Selectmen 

Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The following is the Annual Report of the Home Rule Advisory 
Committee. 

The membership at the end of the year was as follows: 

Timothy F. O'Connor Chairman 

John J. Griffin Vice-Chairman 

Vincent R. LoCicero Communications - State 

S. Robert Monaco Treasurer 

Michael J. Devine Secretary 

Elina M. Blais Recording Secretary 

The appointment of Elina M. Blais as secretary to the Committee 
has given us an opportunity to study bills affecting our town in depth. 

The Home Rule Advisory Committee held ten meetings during the 
year and several topics were discussed and acted upon: 

1. Study of weekly Legislative Bulletin. 

2. "Rest Homes", Safety and Fire Regulations. 

3. Study of 495 Comes Alive (Senate BUI #1313) 

4. Study of Consolidation of Water Districts. 

5. Committee registered opposition to increased 
Insurance Rates for automobiles. 

6. The effect of the Moderate Housing Bill. 

7. Telephone long distance at reduced rates similar 
to Tewksbury. 

8. Need for Housing for the Aged. 

During the year many letters were sent to other municipalities 
as well as the state legislature in regards to Home Rule. Communica- 
tions were held between our Selectmen and Representatives in re- 
gards to bills affecting our Town. 

Regular monthly meetings for the year 1970 have been scheduled 
to study any current or future bills proposed by the legislature. 

A close communication will be maintained regarding state and 
local relations insofar as they pertain to local problems. 

Respectfully submitted, 

TIMOTHY F. O'CONNOR 
Chairman 



184 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 



HOUSING AUTHORITY STUDY COMMITTEE 



PRELIMINARY REPORT 

Evidence of the need for Housing for the Elderly of Low Income 
exists in Chelmsford. While recognizing that no singular set of values 
establishes the need of a particular individual, we observe the follow- 
ing: 

* There are, based upon the 1969 Town Register, 1,952 people 
age 65 or over in Chelmsford, with 871 of these citizens over 
75. 

* The income available 'to this group is, for the most part, fixed 
and depleted by inflation. While it is impossible to describe 
the income characteristics of this entire group,, two samples 
provide insight: 

1. At 'least 200 have total incomes of 
under $2,500 for an individual or 
$3,000 for a couple. 

2. The average income of the group is 
estimlated to be $2,500.00 

* There is an absence of suitable bousing at rental costs that 
that are within the means of the income of this group. The 
limited supply of apartment units in Chelmsford rent for 
$135.00 to $200.00 per month. 

Based upon the above facts, it is clear that: 

1. A need for Housing for the Elderly of Low Income 
exists in Chelmsford. 

2. A minimum requirement of between 100 and 200 
housing units exists. 

We expect to present further information and data to the voters 
on this subject at the coming Annual Town Meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN D. ARENSTAM, Chairman 

MICHAEL B. RUKIN, Vice Chairman 

EDWARD A. BUNKER 

RUTH K. DELANEY, Secretary 

RICHARD L. MONAHAN 

ROBERT L. O'BRIEN 

ROGER W. BOYD 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 185 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 
1969 REPORT 

Allan D. Davidson Paul A. Desmond 

Forrest E. Dupee James R. Keskula 
Kenneth E. Koch John R. Munro 

Albert E. Walker 

This past year has seen additions to Alpha Park, located in Bil- 
lerida Road, which now consists of 15 to 20 companies of diversified 
industries. This complex is the forerunner of industrial parks in 
Chelmsford. 

Early spring of 1969 saw the dedication of a new industrial park, 
known as "Wellman North," located in Tyngsboro Road in the north 
section of town. This park has been acclaimed by Industrial Develop- 
ers as being ideally situated for accessibility to major highways, plus 
having railroad facilities. Due to the proximity of the newly proposed 
sewerage plant, this park has unlimited potential. 

In the latter part of 1969, ground-breaking ceremonies took place 
in Chelmsford's newest park, known as "Chelmsford Industrial Park," 
located on the east side of Route 129 (Billerica Road) and Route 3. 
The first occupant will be the new garage for the housing of New 
England Telephone Company's vehicles. 

We look forward to the continued growth of this ideally situated 
park. 

Chelmsford welcomes a new, dynamic industry,, located along 
Route 495, known as Nylon Engineering, Inc., which was previously 
located in Lowell. 

This Commission participated with the Greater-Lowell Chamber 
of Commerce in promoting a regional approach of surveying indus- 
trial sites for a regional brochure. In addition, we have secured the 
services of a part-time consultant, for the purpose of reviewing the 
potential of our present industrial sites. This consultant is also re- 
viewing land sites, towards the possibility of the utilization of addi- 
tional land for industry. The results of this survey will indicate our 
future potential for industrial growth in our community. 

This past year has seen two members resign from this Commis- 
sion. John R. Munro has accepted employment out of state; Kenneth 
E. Koch has resigned due to the pressures of business. 

We extend our thanks to them for their assistance as members of 
the Commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 

FORREST E. DUPEE 
Chairman 



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CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 187 



SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 



To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 

Gentlemen: 

As Sealer of Weights and Measures, I wish to submit my report 
for the year 1969. 

In performing my duty I have sealed the following: 
117 Gasoline pumps 

6 Kerosene, oil and grease meters 

2 Scales over 5,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. 
36 Scales over 100 lbs. to 5,000 lbs. 
65 Scales under 100 lbs. 
97 Weights 

Money received from seals, the sum of $572.20 has been turned 
over to the Town Treasurer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ANTHONY C. FERREIRA 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



188 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

REPORT OF THE SEWER ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Edgar P. George, Chairman 

William L. Harvey Matthew J. Doyle 

Oliver A. Reeves Edwin H. Warren 

Robert D. DiFazio Robert A. McKittrick 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen: 



This is the final report of the committee since it will be replaced 
by am elected commission) in 1970. During its tenure the committee 
was responsible for the evaluation of the town's water pollution 
problems, presentation of recommended courses of action, representa- 
tion before state 'authorities on implementation demlanlds, and finally, 
development of Phase I of the program to the point of anticipated 
construction ,in September, 1970. 

Applications for federal and state assistance for Phase I of the 
municipal sewer system were filed on January 6, 1969. Approval of 
such a program is contingent upon several reviews, site acquisition, 
area planning acceptance, etc. On August 7, 1969 finlal approval of 
the Phase I program of $2,090,800 for sewage treatment plant and 
outfall, main pumping station and force main, Cold Spring Brook 
interceptor, Stanley Brook interceptor, and 1900 feet of Deep Brook 
interceptor was granted. 

Prior to the approval the site was acquired by the town on Aug- 
ust 7, 1969. Through a series of negotiations with the Greater Lowell 
Area Planning Commission, the town Planning Board, amd the towns 
of Westford and Tyngsborough to establish regional acceptance of 
the proposed system, the GLAPC granted lilts approval on: March 8, 
1969. This approval supports 5% of the grant or aid in completing 
the project. 

Following site acquisition and various agency approvals, the 
Chairman signed the agreement for lan advance of $125,800 for the 
engineering costs for the plan design and construction specif ications 
ion August 19, 1969. 

During the interim the committee conducted extensive dis- 
cussions with the engineering firm of Camp, Dresser and McKee tb 
establish a satisfactory engineering contract for this preliminary 
work. A stipulated per diem cost contract with top limit restrictions 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 189 

was signed with Camp, Dresser and McKee, the Board of Selectmen, 
and the committee on August 26, 1969. 

The firm of Emmons, Fleming and Bienvenu was hired by the 
engineers to complete the preliminary sewer surveys for Phase I on 
September 26, 1969. At the end of the year this work was nearly 
completed. The current schedule for Phase I calls for the completion 
of the surveys by January, 1970; preparation of final design and 
construction specifications by July, 1970; and review of the plans 
with local and state authorities in! July and August, 1970. The plans 
and specifications are expected to be ready for construction bids on 
August 27, 1970. 

Several meetings have been held with the management of the 
mills affected by the first phase of the program. They have been 
advised by state authorities' that pre-treatment facilities must be 
established prior to entry into the municipal sewer system. Based 
upon a proviso that the mills would pay all town costs, the commit- 
tee made a preliminary application for the inclusion of pre-treatment 
facilities with the rest of the program. This was rejected by the state 
authorities. The committee subsequently voted to proceed with the 
engineering but defer construction until this matter can be satis- 
factorily resolved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDGAR P. GEORGE, Chairman 



190 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

TOWN CELEBRATIONS COMMITTEE 

Nelson A. Hebert, Chairman 
Eleanor A. Maddox, Secretary Richard O. Lahue, Sr. 

John C. Alden Theodore S. Adamczyk 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

During the year of 1969, the Town Celebration Committee was 
happy to assist with the planning and fulfillment of another tremen- 
dous 4th of July Celebration. The Town of Chelmsford; should be 
very proud of the group of hard working citlizems who have be- 
come known as The 4th of July Committee, Inc. It was through their 
efforts, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Robert Haas, that once again 
July 4th was a day to be remembered. The World Health Organiza- 
tion Sub-Committee of the United Nations visited the Town of 
Chelmsford on July 4th. Representatives from various countries all 
over the world related to this committee that they had never seen 
such a celebration. This committee would like to thank the many peo- 
ple who acted as hosts* and hostesses to the representatives and gave 
them the kind of day that can only be found in a typical New England 
Town, such as Chelmsford. 

The Town Celebration Committee also thanks and commends the 
4th of July Committee, Inc. for undertaking such a tremendous task 
in giving this town it's annual 4th of July celebration. We would 
also ask all of the citizens of our Town to give them their support 
so that their work might continue. 

This committee also assisted with the preparation of the annual 
Prisoner Day Pole Caping Ceremony, which the Chelmsford Colonial 
Minutemen petrformed. Our thanks to them for reminding us each 
year of this important part of our Town's History and Heritage. 

Once again we would like to remind all of the organizations in 
town that this committee is here to assist them with their planning 
of any celebration undertaken by them. 

Respectfully submitted, 

NELSON A. HEBERT 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 191 

TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 

Martin K. Bovey, Chairman 
Robert T. Clough Bruce S. Gullion 

To the Board of Selectmen 

During 1969 work in the Thanksgiving and the Mill Road Forests 
has been directed mainly toward keeping trails and fire roads and the 
areas on each side of them free of branches and small trees broken 
down by wind olr ice. Many of the brush piles made during this 
clean-up and a number of the piles built by Don Gray, who worked 
as Forest Superintendent on a full-time basis during December 1967 
and January and February 1968, were burned when snow or heavy 
rain made conditions safe for burning. 

The playgrounds at each forest were moved occasionally during 
the summer. 

The two forests have been used a good deal by individuals and 
by groups of Boy and Girl Scouts. One troop of hardy scouts camped 
in the Thanksgiving Ground Forest as late as early December, indeed, 
the night before the season's first snowstorm. 

Various groups of Scouts have helped with the clean-up work 
and the thinning of superfluous young pines by way 'of getting 
credit toward Conservation Merit Badges. 

We are happy to report that in spite of quite heavy usage there 
has been very little littering. Apparently the beauty of the two areas 
is truly appreciated by those who use these 133 acres. 

As more and more of our township is built up, these forests and 
the lands beloogling to the Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust and 
the Town-owned properties acquired with matching funds from the 
Commonwealth, thanks to the efforts, of the Conservation Commission, 
will become of ever greater value to our community, in which oppor- 
tunities to enjoy passive recreation in areas still in their naturtal sitate 
become increasingly scarce. It is your Committee's firm belief that 
more such areas should be acquired by the Town whenever there is 
a chance to do so. 

Respectfully submitted. 

MARTIN K. BOVEY, 
Chairman 



192 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

REPORT OF THE VARNEY PLAYGROUND COMMISSION 

Henry J. Tucker, Chairman 
Harry Ayotte, Clerk George N. Swallow, III 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts 

Gentlemen: 

The Varney Playground Edward's Beadh Commissdoners wish to 
report the following activities carried on during the year 1969: 

We replaced the turf in the infield to eliminate the dust bowl 
that bothered the children; 

Put the field in excellent shape for the coming year; 

Installed all new plumbing fixtures in the bathhouse; and, 

Cleaned and painted both lavoratories in the bathhouse. 

In the year 1970 we hope to put the tennis courts back in shape 
again. 

We would also like to see flood lights installed to illuminate the 
ball-field this year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY J. TUCKER 
Chairman 



CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 193 

VETERANS 1 EMERGENCY FUND 

TREASURER'S REPORT TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 
January 1, 1969 to December 31, 1969 

RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
Balance on Hand January 1, 1969 $4,744.56 

Add - Receipts: 

The Central Savings Bank t Lowell, Mass. 

Interest $ 99.10 

The First Federal Savings & Loan Assn. 

Dividends 120.25 



Total Receipts $ 219.35 



Total of Balance on January 1, 1969 and Receipts $4,963.91 

Deduct: Disbursements None 



Balance on Hand December 31, 1969 $4,963.91 



ASSETS 
December 31, 1969 

Town of Chelmsford — Balance in General Treasury 

Account, on deposit $ 136.38 

The Central Savings Bank, Lowell, Mass. On Deposit, 

Book No. 128790 $2,227.53 

The First Federal Savings & Loan Assn., of Lowell, Mass. 
formerly Middlesex Cooperative Bank, Lowell, Mass. 
Ten (10) Paid-Up Shares, 

Certificate No. 3025 . $2,000.00 

Three (3) Matured Shares, 

Certificate No. 2380 600.00 $2,600.00 



Total Assets $4,963.91 



194 CHELMSFORD TOWN REPORT 

LIABILITIES 
Total Liabilities $ None 



Respectfully submitted, 

Town of Chelmsford, 
Veterans' Emergency Fund, 

CHARLOTTE P. DeWOLF, Treasurer 



INDEX 

Appeals, Board of 154 

Assessors, Board of 148 

Building Inspector 166 

Cemetery Commission 160 

Civil Defense Commission 174 

Community Action Advisory Committee 176 

Community Center Study Committee 177 

Conservation Commission 178 

Council on Aging , 179 

Dog Officer 171 

Fire Department 138 

Fire Station Building Committee 141 

Gas Inspector 169 

Health Department 169 

Board of Health 145 

Anti-Rabies Clinic 147 

Communicable Diseases 146 

Flouridation of Town's Domestic Water Supply 145 

General Environmental Health . . 146 

Mosquito Control Program 147 

Plumbing Inspector 147 

School Nurses . , 146 

Highway Department 142 

Historical Commission 180 

History, Committee to Up-Date Town 182 

Home Rule Advisory Committee 183 

Housing Authority Study Committee 184 

Industrial Development Commission 185 

Inspector of Animals 170 

Insurance Sinking Fund Commission 186 

Library Department 155 

Librarians' Report 155 

Library Needs Committee 157 

Trustees - Report of Trust Funds - Treasurer's Report 159 

Park Commission 162 

Planning Board 152 

Police Department . . , . . 132 



Recreation Commission 163 

Registrars, Board of 164 

Revaluation Study Committee 163 

School Department 108 

Committee Report 108 

Elementary School Needs and Building Committee 121 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School District Committee . . 123 

Nashoba Valley Technical High School Audit 125 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 187 

Selectmen, Board of 14 

Sewer Advisory Committee 188 

State Auditor's Report 104 

Town Accountant 87 

Balance Sheet - December 31, 1969 98 

Town Celebrations Committee 190 

Town Clerk 20 

Jurors Drawn 1969 20 

Jury List 1968 21 

Licenses and Vital Records 

Births, Marriages, Deaths) 22 

New Jury List 1969 23 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting - March 3, 1969 25 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting - March 10, 1969 32 

Adjourned Sessions - March 17, 1969 42 

Adjourned Sessions - March 24, 1969 54 

AdjCumed Sessions - March 31, 1969 69 

Warrant for Special Town Meeting - May 27, 1969 79 

Warrant) for Special Town Meeting - Dec. 15, 1969 84 

Town Forest Committee 191 

Town Officials 3 

Treasurer and Tax Collector 169 

Tree Department 172 

Varney Playground - Edward's Beach Commissioners 192 

Veterans' Emergency Fund Treasurer's Report 193 

Veterans' Services 150 

Wire Inspector 168